To be great in any field requires determination, hard work and an excellence-oriented mindset.
It’s not easy !! Really …. very difficult!
The determination needed to dominate competitors, the concentration of not losing the goal of being the best in your case, and the abandonment of daily training, both physical and mental.
It takes a serious and constant commitment to be great at something. To be the best at anything, you need to create a real obsession with that thing. Many say they want to be great, but are not willing to accept the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.
A mixture of obsession with the game and a sense of responsibility towards the world outside the pitch.
Another secret of tennis is to observe in detail and imagine the options for predicting the opponent’s actions.
Take Kobe Bryant, for example, in addition to regular training, another winning aspect of his approach to basketball was observation: Kobe had fun since childhood.
Watching match footage and over time, once he became a professional player, this video observation became an integral part of his athletic training. He watched it himself and watched match videos of others so he could improve
He learns new tricks from his game and other players. Looking at the footage, Kobe wondered why one game worked and the other didn’t, why some players succeeded and others didn’t.
When an action went wrong he wondered why and what was missing to make the game a success. He began to look for what was missing: first he saw what had happened, then he thought what could and should happen.
“What sets great players apart from all-time champions is their ability to self-assess, to know their weaknesses and to turn them into strengths.”
Eventually, the study of films became an exercise in imagining alternatives, counter-moves, alternatives, all the smallest details for which certain actions work and others do not. After watching thousands of hours of footage, he became an expert in explaining the game, so he knew how to adapt his game.
To be successful in some situations and to be one of the best basketball players in the history of basketball.
One must make mistakes in the way of excellence
A basic step towards reaching excellence is not to be afraid of making mistakes! This means not being afraid to change your technical gestures, if your shot is not favorable! Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, to make a bad idea!
We need to focus on trying to learn something new, because after learning it, that thing can become a winning weapon!
The difference between great players and legends is the ability to identify their weaknesses and turn them into strengths.
In order to achieve extraordinary results, mental preparation is just as important as physical preparation
Not only sound education but his alertness and dedication too are most required. I take Kobe Bryant as an example: he has trained his mind through the ability to read, meditate, observe, concentrate. Doing
All of this has strengthened his ability to concentrate and be present in the moment without letting his mind wander elsewhere. The only way to truly understand all the details of the pitch and spot the minute on the court was to focus the mind on every detail of everyday life, training the mind to do the same things off the pitch. There was also mental training Listening to the body And act accordingly, because every day has a different variable: if you feel particularly tired … you shouldn’t go anymore …. but okay, take a break and regain your strength!
Muscle memory can be trained: Through visualization you can learn how to perform a move or play the same way you have played hundreds of times in training practice.
Creating hearing and muscle memory normalizes excellence.
By listening to their own bodies they understand the difference between the pain of an injury and normal pain.
Another very important aspect is looking at exceptional people: it helps you improve your skills.
Analyze, read what they think, pre-match and post routines or even the daily routine of great champions! If they are champions, they are great at what they do. If they are nice, they are examples to follow!
Do you have a good coach or a great coach?
A good coach tells you what to do
The best, on the other hand, teaches you to think and equips you with the basic tools for success. In other words, a good coach makes sure you know how to hit, you can read the opponent and understand the game. A good trainer will tell you where the fish are, a great coach will teach you how to catch them. Not just in sports, but in every aspect of life. In the middle of a practice match, a good coach can tell you what works and what doesn’t, and based on that information and your sixth sense, you will immediately use some of that data and save more to use in important moments. The game.
The point of view of greatness remains the same even in the face of obstacles
I always take Kobe Bryant as an example.
Kobe Bryant’s training routine has clearly changed over time and with constant listening to his body. As a young man, for example, he worked harder on shots and before the game he would shoot for a basket and some training but he would also find time for himself. Sometimes he could comfortably watch television! Over time, however, the focus shifted to preventive measures, especially stretching to prevent injury, which can last up to two hours before the match. One aspect of Kobe Bryant that has never changed is his obsession with basketball, his dedication to the sport every single time and every single day, and the need to do it to the best of his ability. Over the years he has changed his habits somewhat, but his philosophy has remained the same. If a certain thing works for many greats and for yourself, why change it to follow some new trend? It is better to continue doing what works, even if it is unpopular. His mentality did not change even in the face of injuries. Towards the end of his career Kobe had several things: he tore his Achilles tendon, broke his finger a few times and sprained it, fractured his knee several times and performed many surgeries. But how did he overcome this obstacle? As long as the pain was tolerable, if nothing could be done about it and the situation could not get worse, he would return to the field. He never let fear or doubt enter his mind. There will be no benefit in complaining.
The first thing he thought of in this situation was: “What do I have to do to get 100% back?” This was his mentality: the desire to overcome the pain and become stronger every time.
If you really want to be great at something, you have to put forth effort. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. Many people say that they want to be great but are not willing to accept the sacrifices required to achieve greatness or they are dedicated to many things together.
Fear of making mistakes and creating bad ideas is the enemy of excellence. To achieve great results you must always learn new things and do something that has never been done with the final result in mind.
Be curious and ask questions to constantly improve yourself.
Observe as closely as possible the area you are interested in and ask yourself why things are going in a certain direction. Find out what’s missing, think
Which could and should have happened. Imagine the options, the counter moves, the options, the smallest details of why certain actions work and others don’t. The best way to guess what someone is going to do is to study their game. If you find out what he likes to do in a given situation, you will be able to guess his steps.
Be aware of the emotions you feel and the things you want to feel.
If a certain thing works for you, keep doing it. It is better to continue doing what works, even if it is unpopular.
Work on your weaknesses, it will allow you to be versatile and unpredictable. What sets great players apart from true champions is their ability to recognize their weaknesses and turn them into strengths.