“It is better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.”

In my article, “Top 5 Mental Mistakes Tennis Players Make,” the number one mistake was “They Are Negative.”

Most people would rather curse the darkness than light the candle.

“What’s wrong with you?!” or “I’m playing terrible today!” are common thoughts.

What kind of results do these players usually get?

Unfavorable ones.

Now say the following to yourself…

“Okay, the ball went into the net – I’ll just aim higher. I’ve still got this.”

“I am playing the number one player in the state! What a great experience!”

You can take any situation and turn it into a positive. It is not the situation you are handed, but your attitude towards it that matters.

If you were to count how many negative comments, sounds and gestures you made in a single day, you would be amazed. The next time you feel the urge to complain or be annoyed, ask yourself, “How can I turn this into a positive?” instead.

When you decide to light the candle instead of cursing the darkness, your world changes.

Thanks for reading.

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