I can win
I recently watched the interview of a football manager who was asked about the game he had to play against the top team in his league. His answers were so lifeless and impotent, giving off a sense of not being good enough to win, such that I had to ask within myself, “If you don’t have any belief in winning, why are you even bothering to participate?” Needless to say, they lost that game very badly.
I then wondered if my attitude to life was like that manager. It made me strengthen my resolve to do the following things often.
If I am not prepared, then I will do what it takes to get ready in advance of opportunities I expect, dropping all excuses as to why I am not able.
If I do not know, then I will make every effort to find it out or reach out to someone who does know so I can perform better.
If my expectations seem unrealistic, then I will reevaluate my abilities on the basis of my best past performances and challenge myself to stretch beyond that.
If my confidence is low, then I will take encouragement from the fact that there is no one else in the world exactly like me and therefore there is one thing I do best that no one else can.
If I have made the right preparations, gained the right knowledge, set realistic expectations and fortified my confidence, then I have every right to go out there and give it my best shot and I do expect to win in one way or another.