Sport Confidence – The Lādē Tennis Mantra
What does confidence really mean? According to Webster, confidence is a feeling or consciousness of one’s power or of reliance on one’s circumstances. Yeah Girl, That’s right! Feeling the Power! But here’s the real question, Where does the power come from? How do you identify this so called power? Do we all have the “power”?
I can only speak to my experience with my powers. Let me just say, I truly love the word POWER. It has afforded clarity in the midst of the inner battles I face. As a women, I wrestle with my confidence but I know my power. The game of tennis has taught me so much about the control of power both mentally and physically. How does this show up on the court? To play my best game, I work towards comprehensive preparation – adapting to quick decisions and committing to hard work for the best possible outcome. So in short, that confidence becomes the unspoken energy of knowing that you will or won’t make it happen.
Power On And Off The Court
Let’s take this off the court. Confidence can be fleeting at times. As sticky situations arise, roles must reverse. Our power leads the way while our confidence is cowering in the corner telling us to run in the opposite direction. What if you used 100% power and 100% confidence!!! Imagine it.
So what stops us from full potential and maximizing this powerful combination? Again, I tap into my life on the court. With my power leading the charge, I am prepared for any and all possibilities. I make good decisions and commit to the hard work for the best outcome – and little by little confidence will grow.
If Power is our true desires, Confidence (and Sport Confidence) is the gas pedal towards or away. Don’t let the fears of the outcome of failure scare you away (on and off the court!)