I know for a fact that many athletes focus on their opponents’ size, speed, height, muscle mass, or equipment. Some athletes compare themselves to their own teammates, especially when they are competing for the same position. Most of the time, you’ll make comparisons to others who you think are better or more skilled than yourself, which can only deflate your confidence.
Keep in mind: when you feel intimidated by the competition, it’s often your own doing and not the fault of a competitor or team trying to intimidate you. Here’s my mental game tips for today… Stop putting your opponents on a pedestal before competition begins!
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