There's a rule in wrestling: Never underestimate anyone!
That goes for your opponent but even more so yourself! Who has been in this situation before:
You are wrestling someone who you have too much respect for; you don't wrestle aggressively and you start out very slow. You do not impose your will on your opponent. Half way through the match you realize that it is a winnable match, but it's too late. You already shot yourself in the foot because you didn't truly expect to win. You came out slow and giving your opponent too much respect.
I was there personally as a Sophomore in HS in the NJ state tournament and again in college against the #2 wrestler in the country. Both of these matches could/should have been wins but they will forever be losses on my record because I had the wrong mindset going into the match.
Lesson learned! I will never let that happen again and neither should you.
NEVER EVER UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF. They all can be beat!
Top 10 not so obvious Mindset Lessons from Muhammad Ali
(& Wrestling Mindset worksheets that cover these topics)
1. Knew what he believed. His faith & morals were more important to him than his success (Mental Toughness week 2)
2. Stepped outside his comfort zone regularly. (Mental Toughness week 1)
3. He had fun and knew what he loved about boxing and continued focusing on the positives. (Self-Knowledge week 9)
4. He knew exactly his motivation buttons and what made him tick. (Motivation week 2)
5. He made his goal public. Even before he was the champ. (Goal Setting week 5)
6. He had a plan and was the hardest worker Angelo Dundee ever coached. (Goal Setting week 3)
7. He had an Alter Ego- The Greatest - even went so far as to change his name. (Aggressiveness week 1)
8. He said he was scared to death before all his fights. He acted confident and used body language. (Confidence week 3)
9. He was well aware and would always list his list his past successes (Confidence week 1)
10. He always knew exactly what his strengths were as a fighter and person. (Confidence week 4).
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