The mental leap is overcoming your fears and your setbacks by reprogramming your subconscious mind for competition.
Your real mental powers are deep inside your subconscious mind
We all have been programmed by others or by ourselves unconsciously.
Then after we hear something over and over again, our subconscious mind starts accepting it.
And never challenging it.
So now you will have to lose that fault self concept, that has been created and sold to you, by leaping over it mentally.
Decide that from today, you are not going to let anyone's opinion of you or your mental game, determine your results in matches.
This is what it really boils down to, the sad fact is most tennis players never do this and they accept what has been taught to them as fact, which is crazy, it takes courage to make this MENTAL LEAP.
Which is why most tennis players never do it.
Never forget that your friends and sometimes relatives are going to try to hold you back, and that's just a part of life, but stand up for yourself and believe that you were made for more, because you were!
It's time for a mental leap !!
Ask yourself questions that make you think and do not accept anything by others or yourself, without questioning it !!
This starts with you as a player.
You must create the mental image of the players that you want to become in your mind, then start acting and playing like you are already that player.
Then getting in tune with that image.
Be brave enough to act even when you are afraid on court, have faith in your mental game.
The mental leap is having faith in yourself, when no one else does.
Very few players are able to do this and what happens is this,
They never reach their full potential as players.
One time my high school coach told us this,
Tennis will reveal and then build character, but only if the player is willing to put forth the mental effort, to make it happen.
That statement is so true !!
And that's a very important thing to keep in mind, when making this psychological leap with your tennis game.
Everything is mental in sports and in life and the more you face your fears with courage, the more you will feel mentally powerful.
Because when you face fears, you control them, and when you avoid them, they control YOU !!
Fear can and is holding millions of tennis players back as I write this article, and that is why I'm asking you here today, to make the mental leap by jumping over your fears.
Good luck my friend !!
Thomas Jay Daniels