Drey Paul, aka The Basketball Whisperer , “…what it takes for athletes to perform at a high level, first starts in the mindset. Having the right mentality is the beginning and the end of all success in just about anything, definitely in sports.”
Talking positively to yourself is key to success. People who are mentally tough, have a sense of positive self-efficacy. They inherently believe they are going to achieve a positive outcome and their thoughts express this. Tough-minded people often speak encouraging words out loud which also benefits others around them. What an athlete says to themselves when they are behind on the scoreboard has a massive impact on whether they stay behind or take action to turn it around. Drey Paul, The Basketball Whisperer stresses the importance of talking positively to yourself.