Get the Mental Edge For Wrestling - Part 2 of 2
After you know what you are telling yourself, you will need
to respond right after every comment. Your goal is to stop
with the negative comments all together and to replace them
with positive comments or at the very worst, a comment that
is neutral. If you only speak with negative comments then
you are going to sabotage your efforts.
Some examples of what do are the following.
"I am so dumb for making that mistake." This would be a negative
comment. Instead you should use this. "It's OK, I made a mistake,
everyone makes mistakes and I am going to learn from it, so
that I don't do it again." While it might be a bit longer
than the original comment it is far better for your psyche.
"I can't beat that guy because he is so big and strong." This
is a common thing to hear when you coach high school wrestlers.
The best way to counter it is to say the following, "Technique
beats strength any day and my technique is very solid, I know
I have worked out much more than this guy." Or another example
would be, "Just because he is big doesn't mean anything. I
am in much better shape than him and I am going to make him
pay for it in the match."
These are just a few of the things that you can do to help
you when you wrestle. They are by no means the only things
that you can do but they are very important for you to start
to do better. When you combine these tips with the wrestling
practice that you are going to do, you are going to start
to have more success. You won't be able to win a lot by just
using these mental tips since they won't be able to help you
with your strength, conditioning and knowledge of moves. However,
you can add an extra mental edge over your opponents when
you combine both the physical practice and the mental practice.
Having a strong mind is the basis of any champion.
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