“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up and knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion that day, or it will be killed and eaten. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up and knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle that day, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
In order to attain that which you truly desire in your tennis life, you will be developing your will skills. Earlier I mentioned that will springs from desire. This is quite true, and the quickest way to make remarkable breakthroughs in your tennis game is [click to continue…]
THE POWER OF WHY
“A man can bear any ‘how’ if he has a big enough ‘why’.”
- Friedrich Nietszche
Now that you have focused on discovering the key elements of your game that you need improve on in order to succeed on the court, you are going to lay the groundwork you need to enslave your enemy and make him do some work for you.
We are now going to turn our attention to [click to continue…]
PREPARING FOR SUCCESS
“The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.” - Bobby Knight
We’ve all heard from others in the past that success doesn’t come overnight. What does that mean? Well, if you have been honest with yourself to this point, then you have admitted that you are in a battle. However, to enter into battle unprepared is [click to continue…]
LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARD
“The reality of life is that your perceptions — right or wrong — influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.” – Roger Birkman
Your perceptions can also be defined as your beliefs. These are based on emotion, and affect your ability to define your True Desire.
If you don’t believe it is attainable, your True Desire will not have any specificity.
In order to find out what your True Desire is, you have to [click to continue…]
UNDERSTANDING YOUR ENEMY
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
What you are going to do first is [click to continue…]