A fellow coach recently told me a story. When he was younger, he faced a young phenom seven times. Going into his final match, his record was 6-0 against this young player. In their final match, however, this coach was losing 2-5 in the third set. It was then that he approached this young phenom and said, “Listen, I’m telling you right now that I’m going to beat you and this will be the last time we face each other.”
You know what?
He DID come back and win, and it WAS the last time they played each other.
Yes, this coach got into his opponent’s head, but his opponent let him.
Do you want someone else to control your mind, or do you want to control your mind?