Taking More Points

Center all your energy and focus on the next point, before you play it, then say to yourself ” I’ll take that point”.

This motivating AFFIRMATION is fun and exciting, and if you put every ounce of energy into this, you will take that point and the match, because success attracts more success in our matches.

Winning more points is the key to winning more matches, but it’s start with you coming up with a ritual before every point that is simple and can be repeated, that will have you eventually getting into the flow with your matches.

The phrase “I’ll take that point”, is a positive way for you to start talking to yourself in matches, remember, what you feed your subconscious mind, will effect the match, so let’s feed it a powerful dose of affirmations before every point.

Bonus tip- use this technique with the (seeing the point before you play it, that I taught you before in a previous post).

Now you also can get creative and replace this phrase with another one that you like,by all means, whatever works for you, but make sure you repeat the ritual before the start of every point and one more thing, relax before you say it.

Last, but not least, say this affirmation with conviction in your voice!!

The above technique is a simple and great method that I want you to test out in your next match and let me know how it goes for you.

Come back tomorrow and we will keep this conversation going!

 

Will Yourself More

The power of the WILL  is something we all have, but don’t use enough of in our matches, we can either use the Will as ” I can” or “I can’t and it takes the same amount of effort for each.(well, maybe a little more for the first)

Will yourself more to hold your concentration longer and stronger when you are playing a tough opponent in your next match, most players just pack it in and tank, but if you want to start seeing more positive results from your matchplay, you have to will yourself to do it.

Watching Novak the other day, made me want to write this post, because that guy has mastered his (willpower) and most of his opponents can’t match it on court or so they think that they can’t.

But if they would dig  a little deeper inside of themselves and discover their willpower, they would be surprise at what they would find, see we never know what we really can do, until we PUSH ourselves to the limit, then we find that we have so much more in our game’s that need to be brought out and express on court, that we never knew.

Take the next few days to think about this and then start using your willpower in everything that you do, on and off the court, let the theme be ” I WILL, I MUST, I CAN”, no exceptions until you develop the habit.

Do this one day at a time for a month, and what you are going to discover is that, you are stronger then you think you are!

I think that this  is all that needs to be said today on this subject, to get more from my teachings, stop and think about what I am writing  to you and how it can be implemented into your game or coaching style, to internalize it more.

Make it all about willpower today!

PS,

For the haters out there, get with my program, because nobody else is going to give it to you like I am!

Stan Wawrinka, “Talk to me”.

Here is a guy that I had picked and I know you did too, to do some big things after taking the Australian Open, and frankly I’m still scratching my head after watching some of his matches, because I don’t know what happen to his mental game.

He had some back issues in the last match I saw him play in, but what I have seen so far, is a guy who got fat and happy after the AO, I mean with the game he has, he should have just focused on keeping the momentum flowing his way, but notice how everything is always tied  to  the player’s mental game.

I hope he can use this clay court season to fine his timing and also get back  some of that hunger that we saw down under from him,  frankly, that’s what is missing from his game right now, a few more wins could be all he needs to rediscover the zone.

I thought Wawrinka would have a year like Novak did before  when he dominated the tour.

But there is a message here for all of us and I have already wrote about it in many of my teachings, “Never take your mental game for granted”, anything could happen to it, and cause you to go into a slump, the minute you let your guard down.

What Stan and all players need to do is study mental control,and learn as much as they can about it, then focus on mastering it, this will help all of them develop a world class attitude and game.

Forward this one to him if you can by the way, the sad fact is nobody out there is teaching this to players,and that’s why you need to be abusing this blog, wouldn’t you agree?

Just do the best you can today in practice, and for the rest of the week!