“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”

For those of you trying out for your school teams this week, you will be sure to encounter some difficult situations. You may be playing in tough weather conditions. It may be a different surface that you will be playing on. Your coaches will be watching. You will feel pressure. You will be nervous.

None of these things will affect your performance, unless you let them. You cannot control external situations. You can only control your internal situation. Focus on your attitude and your effort. Winners and losers feel the same feelings, but they take different action.

You may be playing in extreme wind. But can you control that? No. Look at it as good practice. Most people will look at that situation negatively, so if you can accept it in a positive way, you will be better than everyone else.

The next time you are in a tough situation, ask yourself…

Am I looking at the donut…or the hole?

Thanks for reading.

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