Self-esteem is all about how an individual feels about himself or herself. When someone doesn’t reach their full potential and their talent is wasted, it is likely to be through a lack of self-esteem. The first part of that feeling comes from others around them, and the other part comes from within. That’s why we need to be careful about who we hang around with and listen to. My advice to my athletes is to look at all your positive attributes and don’t dwell on things that will limit your performance. It is all about confidence and believing in your abilities. You either believe in yourself or you don’t! It’s not what you are; it’s what you think you are.
- an extract from Secrets of Winning Coaches Revealed