Picture Attention State Qualifying Wrestler: I saw your bracket and you got a great draw!
Do you want the truth? Sure you can handle the truth??
The reason I say you got a great draw, is because you are on the bracket.
Think about all those athletes sitting at home this weekend who didn’t get on the bracket.
Here’s the problem I see though, and it happens way too often…
Brackets come out. Athletes, coaches and parents pore over them meticulously – and then proceed to decide when their athlete is going to get beat, and by whom.
I’m sure you’ve seen this too. In fact, maybe you’ve even been guilty of it.
The truth is, looking at the bracket has absolutely no value in helping you perform at your best in that match.
Just a few weeks ago, one of my athletes asked me, “If I lose, who do I wrestle next?”
I knew as soon as I heard him utter this deadly phrase, that I’d better get to work changing his mindset or the match wasn’t going to go well.
This is your opportunity to shine. Why would you want to dampen it by killing off your chances before the whistle blows?
Take my advice and try this….
- Don’t look past your first opponent on the bracket.
- Determine that you are going to put yourself in the very best mindset to wrestle your very best match.
- Spend time doing mental reps, visualizing yourself shaking his hand, putting him on defense right away and executing your plan.
Then visualize your hand being raised in victory.
No matter who the opponent is, your mental approach should be the same.
See why looking at the bracket doesn’t make a bit of difference?
Now, whatever you do, don’t waste your opportunity doing what a lot of wrestlers do, and beat yourself before you wrestle!
Take a winning approach, as I outlined above. Its immensely more effective – and makes wrestling a lot more fun, too.
There’s an untold secret that can unlock that winning approach for you.
Its a proven fact that wrestlers who have learned a process have more confidence when they hit that mat than any other.
To learn more about having a winning process, click here.