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How To Develop Court Dominating Basketball Confidence (Like The All-Stars)
by Rali Todd, Owner, GoBasketballPro.com
Congratulations. Give yourself a couple of seconds to pat yourself on the back (3 times)
Go ahead. Do it. No one's watching.
"Rali, Why Should I pat myself on the back 3 times?"
That's easy… by reading this article you've just placed yourself in the top 10 % of all basketball players in the world who actively search for tips, tactics, knowledge and expertise on how to improve one's basketball skills and produce better "on the court" results.
I know reading an article doesn't seem like much, but it shows commitment, desire, and interest in improving your game and becoming the basketballer you know you can be. (Very few ballers show this and have this kind of mental attitude)
Think about it, on any given basketball team how many players have personal trainers/coaches? How many have some basketball improvement DVD'S or books at their home? How many players have attended basketball camps and clinics to learn game-changing basketball secrets?
It's 10%. That's it. I know this because I've done the research. I've owned a basketball transforming company for 6 years and those are the numbers. You're now in that top 10% of the most committed, determined, and unique basketball players in the world. And that's why you should give yourself a pat on the back.
So let's get rolling with the secrets and tactics I've used to help non-confident ballers transform their game, shatter their fears, and easily develop unstoppable All-Star basketball confidence.
In this article, I'm going to show you 2 things:
First, the real reason behind your lack of self-confidence, what's causing you to hold yourself back from shooting the ball or making a play, and the mental reason why you're afraid of making mistakes out on the court.
Second, How you can easily develop unstoppable basketball confidence so you can step out on the court and produce the basketball results you've been picturing in your head (dominate the game, perform all-star plays, scoring 20 PPG or more, and wink at the cute cheerleader on the sideline with style =)
Self confidence in your soul, is equivalent to gas in your car, without it you go nowhere. Lack of self-confidence will get you on the bench or even worse, in the stands. It's vitally important you know these secrets so you can build your self-confidence to that of an all-star.
Are you ready to inject a shot of "mental confidence' into your game and life?
So you've come to the realization that you're not confident out on the basketball court? That's a sour feeling. I know how you feel, I've been there myself. Now, let's take a look at what's really going on, and how you can easily destroy you lack of self-confidence forever.
What you really mean when you say "I'm not confident" is "I'm uncertain".
You see, certainty is a one of the 6 human needs we all MUST have in order to live well and perform functionally. When it's absent, all kinds of weird crap goes on in our head (including lack of self-confidence).
You're uncertain of what's going to happen in your next game. You're uncertain whether you're going to make your next shot. You're uncertain about making the basketball team. You're uncertain about making the right play.
You see, all a lack of self-confidence really is, is a lack of certainty. Here's a real life example:
If you take a look at where you are right now, while your reading this article, look at the roof over your head. You're absolutely certain that the roof above your head is not going to cave in. Your certain that it's not going to crumble or fall. You're certain that you are safe.
If you weren't certain about the roof above your head, would you ever go near it? Would you ever walk under it? Would you ever put your bed under it?
I didn't think so.
The same rules apply with you and your basketball game. Your lack of self-confidence is really just a lack of certainty. The only reason why you hold yourself back is because you lack certainty. Lack of certainty is the only reason why you're not the basketball player you want to be.
Okay, so we've identified the problem, that's good, but it doesn't produce change. Only the solution produces change. Let's look at at the real solution to destroying your fear and lack of self-confidence once and for all.
First, don't' take your lack of uncertainty personal. It has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with your future. Your future is always unknown. It's always uncertain. The only reason why you lack self confidence on the basketball court is because you're focusing your thoughts on your fears. You're thinking about what you don't want to happen.
But it's not personal. Brush it off and say, "I'm uncertain of what's going to happen tomorrow, I'm going to do my best and go after my dream anyway."
Second, stop focusing on what it is you fear. Fear Stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Having your mind focused on your fear is the fastest way to develop lack of self-confidence. There's a success saying that goes a little something like this, "You become what you think about."
If you don't believe that, go take a look in the mirror and see if everything you think you are is reflected back to you. How you think you look. What you believe. You literarily become what you think about.
You see, the mind is a goal striving mechanism, what you think about you bring about. What you focus on becomes your reality. What you believe becomes true. What you pay attention to becomes important and intensified.
Third, lower the intensity in your mind of how important producing whatever result it is you want to produce on the basketball court. Ask yourself, "From a 1 to a 10, how important is it that I do________". If you are lacking self-confidence I'm sure that number is at least a 7 or higher.
How much would you think about it if it were only a 3 or lower? Would you still be afraid of messing up or making a mistake?
Nope, you wouldn't care. And that's the attitude you have to take. You have to know exactly what it is you want. Seriously committing yourself to getting what you want. Work your tail off and learn the secrets and tips others have used before you to create a similar result. And give it your best when your number is called and an opportunity is presented.
But, with the understanding, while in pursuit of your dream, you are going to make mistakes. They are inevitable. You are going to mess up. Don't take your failures or mistakes personally. A mistake is a teacher. A mistake is a learning experience.
When you make the mistake or you mess up, recognize it, don't take it personally, and understand the correction you need to make to guarantee you never do it again. Mistakes are not bad, but making the same mistake over and over is mental suicide.
My last suggestion for you is to stop comparing yourself, your talent, and where you are right now in your career with others. When most ballers feel inadequate or lack self-confidence, self-comparison with other players usually is lurking around. It's a dream destroyer.
The only person you need approval from is yourself. Now if you live with your parents, there are some rules I'm sure you have to live by, but by all means don't seek approval from anybody else. And never compare yourself to other basketball players. You have no idea how long they've been playing. How much training they've had, how many hours a week they spend working on their game, or who they've learned from and been coached by.
Comparing yourself is ridiculous. It will not make you better. If you want to make a goal to get to the level of play that another player is playing at, by all means, go right ahead. To pick another player as a target and say you want to be better, or as good as him or her, is healthy. But comparing your game and talent with another player is disastrous.
Don't do it.
I've just shared with you some of the secrets I've used to transform ball players so that they can achieve their goals of being an all-star and playing college ball. The secrets I just revealed are easy and simple. Don't take them for granted. Anything complicated is normally to hard to incorporate. It's the simple secrets that produce an incredible change in your game.
Until next time,
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