Sports kids today spend too much time making comparisons to their competitors or teammates. They focus on how others are performing, rather than concentrating on their own game. They do this in a number of ways and none of them are good news for the young athletes. When kids focus on others’ strengths, they’re psyching themselves out. And that hurts their confidence.
There are two steps you can take to help your kids focus more on their own talents. First of all, these kids need to change what they focus on. That means focusing, for example, on their warm-up routine before a game. Second, they need to stop putting their opponents on a pedestal. They have to stop being in awe of them. Again, kids should focus on what their own strengths and on getting their own job done.
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