Becoming a Soccer Optimist

Becoming a Soccer Optimist

There is an enormous amount of scientific evidence to suggest that being an optimist in sport is a healthy, happy and optimal way to become the very best you can be.

Optimism has been linked to all kinds of exciting factors including better performance, an ability to overcome adversity, maintaining motivation, reduced chances of burnout and more wins.

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Passion is your privilege

Passion is your privilege

"When you are truly living on the edge....there’s no room at all for error. It’s a luxury you can’t afford."

"For the rest of us, though, there’s a cushion. Being wrong isn’t fatal, it’s merely something we’d prefer to avoid. We have the privilege of being wrong. Not being wrong on purpose, of course, but wrong as a cost on the way to being right."

I really wanted to speak to this point, that for most of us, being wrong or failing isn't going to kill us. It isn't a be all end all. And it isn't going to be much more than an annoyance or unwanted bump in the road.

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