“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
I really like this quote.
Most people avoid scary things. But then why do we watch scary movies? Why do we ride roller coasters? Because we love the excitement.
How does this relate to sports?
Well, I call it mental cross-training. If you get nervous or scared before a tennis match or tryouts, put yourself in a similar type of situation more often. Then, when it actually happens, you will be more comfortable.
But there’s more to it. When you face a scary situation and do it anyway, you are flexing your mental toughness muscles. It makes you stronger and tougher. It gives you confidence.
What scares me? Speaking in front of a group and I’m a motivational speaker. It scares me, but I love it. Public speaking is the most feared thing in the world. Even more than death. Last year I gave over 30 talks and I wouldn’t change a thing. It has made me a better speaker, tennis pro and person.
So I challenge you to do one scary thing today and see how it feels.
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