"Confidence can feel like a bank account sometimes and after making some solid investments today, I know that the skills will be there when a withdrawal is made under the pressure of a big match."
I love this analogy for building confidence on the cricket pitch.
For me it says the real secret on self confidence is just as much about how you prepare as how you play. You could wait for your worth on the pitch to get a top up through a good performance, or you could act decisively to improve your bank balance.
If you can put in a lot of credit before big games, your confidence won't go into the red when you are under pressure.
Deposits could look like:
- Training regularly with intensity
- Improving your fitness
- Learning to deal with mistakes
- Eating well
- Positive self talk
These might seem like small deposits at the time. After all what difference will one training session, cheese toastie or mistake make?
However, in the long run you will build up a reserve of confidence. We all have fragile confidence accounts waiting to be decimated and crash our performance.
Defend yourself against going overdrawn with a daily deposit.
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