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Strengthening My Mental Rebound Game
I’m realising that I need to strengthen my mental rebound game. I think psychological resilience is vital for someone trying to build something from nothing, you have to have a really strong mind.
Perhaps they weren’t ‘The One’
I’ve written about the Tsunami of Doubt that washes over me from time to time. It’s really important not to stay in that place. COVID 19 affected my manufacturing plans as my original manufacturer has been in and out of lockdowns. However, I’ve decided that things are taking too long. They were taking long just before the pandemic hit and this has exacerbated the issue. I’ve been so hesitant to pivot because I’ve invested so much time in this manufacturer. I like them; I flew out to meet them. I really thought this was it.
The pivot should have happened earlier, but I guess I’m optimistic. The pandemic has also been the ‘ultimate excuse.’ However, we don’t know when this thing will actually be ‘over.’ We all need to adjust to living life with this uncertainty. This is where having a strong mental rebound game comes in. I’ve now started investigating other manufacturers. My hope is that my original one will still work out, however I need to put my eggs in a couple of different baskets. I think it’s about learning to parallel track. I can still wait for the original plan, but I can make a several new ones alongside it.
Practice makes perfect?
It takes a lot of mental and emotional energy to rebound like this, but I’ve got to keep practising. I need to keep going; I need to try everything. I know at this stage I’ll get responses, they’ll be disappointing, that’s OK. I know how this goes. I need to keep shooting, the more shots I make the higher the chance I’ll make the shot.
Leaving this article here. Seems like this is a common idea in sports, especially basketball. I’m going to practice better ‘self talk’ especially after something doesn’t go according to plan. It’s going to be key in strengthening my mental rebound game.
Image: 2014 NBAE
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