Making Mountains Out of Molehills
Do not turn every minor inconvenience into a major calamity. Do not turn every setback into a disaster. Instead, look at the progress you are making toward your goal. An ankle injury that interferes with training is an inconvenience but not a disaster. You can use the healing time to increase you upper body strength. Dwelling on minor inconveniences can lead to anger, depression, and kill enthusiasm and motivation.
Learn From Your Frustrations
When frustration arises, push aside unproductive, negative thoughts and ask yourself where the problem lies. Analyze the problem and different possible solutions, then close the best solution and move one. If you cannot get your jump-spin side kick to work against boards and frustration build, stop and analyze your technique, make changes, and try again. It may take many analyzes and changes before success, so do not let frustration creep in. If too many difficulties, frustrations, and failures arise, you may need to rethink your approach.
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