The following are notes from one of my former players and current college coach Latasha Dorsey -- herself a fine point guard. Point Guard College not only does a tremendous job of developing points guards but also developing coaches to teach point guards and these notes came from a session that Latasha attended.
Dena Evans (PGC CEO): “You are your #1 critic. But you should also be your #1 fan.”
Confidence omes from 2 things:
#1 Preparation — time & effort
#2 What you think about all day...you become what you think about.
Rick Carlisle is most confident person Dena knows...He always thinks about the 1 good thing he did.
Dr. Bob Rotelo: “Allow yourself the luxury of forgetting the unpleasant experience.”
Diana Taruasi: She was 1-15 in national championship game. “I replayed the game in my mind that night and I never thought about it again. Yeah, I was mad, but I forgot about it and move on to the next challenge.”
Michael Jordan: “Think about mistakes for 15 to 20 minutes and never think about it again.”
Abraham Lincoln: “If we magnify our pleasures the way we magnify our disappointments, we would be a lot more successful.”
Thinking Positive Thoughts = Performing Better on Tasks
Write down 10 good things you did well in game/practice
Think about what it is that you love about playing
Train mental thoughts/habits
You have 100% control of your thoughts — no one can take that away
Control you mind, don’t let your mind control you.