“The higher the self-esteem the lesser you focus on your fears of failure”
Over the past 40 years I’ve been a performance sports coach in various sports. I have been involved in coaching several players to achieve very high, even number 1 ranking on the ATP Tennis tour in doubles.
I played tennis on the ATP tour, ranked 270 in the world, ranked 6 in South Africa, ranked number 1 in Germany in +35. Why did I improve with age? My understanding of emotional intelligence improved.
When you start off as a coach, you think it is all in the technique and athletic ability that makes champions, only to be disillusioned in my goals.
Soon I realized that the saying “It all in your head”, “The game is decided between the 6 inches of your ears,” has substance, but phrases don’t teach you how.
What do the best in the world have as common denominator?
“FEARLESS” they are fearless of the...