“You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can’t have it.”
-Dr. Robert Anthony

I once taught a very nice, young man, who was an average tennis player. He progressed, but slowly.

If he got to the courts after a bad day at school, it showed in his tennis.

One day, I sat him down and talked to him for a couple minutes on the principle of “Act as If.”

Act how you want to feel, not how you feel.

Act as if it were impossible to fail.

I said that it’s okay to feel tired, or in a bad mood, but just don’t look it.

You don’t have to act how you feel.

It was almost like a light went off in his head. He started dancing around like a boxer, smiling and hitting the fuzz off of the ball.

What changed?

His belief in himself.

I later found out that he was getting bullied in school also.

Not anymore…

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