It’s human nature to get cocky when you’re on a winning streak and to get discouraged when you’re losing. Each of these is a problem if you let it go unchecked.
When you’re cocky, you tend to lose focus and allow yourself to get distracted. You also believe that continued success is inevitable, so you stop planning and you stop preparing. We’ve all seen overconfident teams who lose focus, lower the intensity of their practices, and get beaten by the underdog. (more…)