Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Michael Miletic, M.D., sports psychologist and sports psychiatrist in Birmingham, Michigan.
In sports and life you need to be tough. I know what you’re thinking, how can I BE tough? That’s easy.
Think Tough and Act Tough.
Anyone can perform well when things are going well, but it’s what you do and what you think when things go wrong that set you apart from the crowd.
When you lose a few games in a row, say…
“This opponent is tough…but I’m tougher.”
Or when it’s a critical point, say…
“I love it! This is what it’s all about-bring it on!”
If you wake up in the morning and just don’t feel “into it,” say…
“Today is going to be a great challenge for me. I need to be extremely tough. I’m going to hang in there and do whatever it takes!”
If you feel low energy, do this…
Bounce around like a boxer.
If you make a mistake or feel negativity coming on, do this…
Say, “Stop!” to yourself and focus on something positive, then move on.”
And the next time you are nervous, do this…
Remember that everyone gets nervous and then ACT like the most confident person in the world.
Thanks for reading.