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Having a big why will give a direction to your training. Without an emotionally compelling goal to drive you, it's easy to get lost and lose interest. In other words you should go after that goal for you, not for your coach, parents or teammates.
You should get in the habit of taking your big goal with you every day to practice.
The end result of this is that you lose your confidence and your motivation wanes.
Keep the “falls” which you will always have in the proper perspective.
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Far too many athletes cut corners in their physical training and are reluctant to put in the extra, uncomfortable training that’s the foundation for being able to play without thinking.
Unless you’re willing to work hard and continually push yourself outside of your comfort zone in practice, then you can’t realistically expect that you’ll play mindlessly in competition.
However, when you fail and look at it from a “small picture” viewpoint, just focusing on how big that failure was and using a permanent frame of reference, that is, you zoom in on this one failure and explain it to yourself with language like, “I always choke,” “I can never seem to win the big matches,” “Whenever it counts, I always blow it,” then you are left feeling like your failure is non-correctable and a permanent part of who you are as an athlete.
This will keep you focused, give you a purpose and help you get the most out of each training session. Before each practice you want to ask yourself, How is what I'm going to do today going to help me get closer to my big why? ) If you have a big, personally meaningful goal, then you will take responsibility for making your practice a good one, regardless of the way the coaches run the training.
By doing this you won't get caught in the trap that most athletes fall into of complaining about practice. "if you ever want to be a decent player, you have to be able to use both feet without stopping to think about it." Soccer Superstar, Pele Dr.
Instead, get in the habit of focusing on yourself and what YOU can do, not on your teammate's or opponent's supposed strengths and abilities. The only value focusing on someone else has is to provide you with an objective model to follow for working on your technique or improving your training.
If you want to build your self-confidence then you have to concentrate on your game, your strengths, your training, etc. Don't evaluate your self-worth and achievements by comparing yours with theirs.