If before the game even begins you think that you’ll lose, you will lose.

Your opponent will sense it and attack even harder.

You will believe it and try with less intensity.

You will make excuses to yourself about your poor performance.

You won’t go hard when the time comes to go hard.

You will lose.  I’ll guarantee it.

But if you think you can win, that changes everything.

You’ll be more confident, more resourceful, more resilient.

There are no guarantees that you will win (If both parties believe that they’ll win, someone has to lose), but you give yourself a fighting chance.

So give yourself a chance.

Believe in yourself.

Do the work required to give yourself confidence in your abilities.

Stay positive during the tough battles.

And know that we believe in you as well.