“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.
His belief in himself.
I later found out that he was getting bullied in school also.