The other night, one of may players asked me, how he could deliver a steady perfomance in games. I’d like to share some of the keypoints from conversation. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comment section.

Before you become a steady performer, you must know your own strengths as well as weaknesses. To be successfull have to be dedicated to a lifetime of learning in the game of basketball and through this mentality you will continually develop, not only as a basketball player, but also as a person.

Self-confidence
Self confidence is a “must-have” for a good basketball player. You must be confident of your abilities and talents. You should always work to broaden your mind while increasing your playing options in the game of basketball. This will aid you in becoming a steady performer in basketball.

Weaknesses
Focus on your weaknesses as well as strengths, for this will greatly affect your game. This will ensure that you will make good common sense choices. Broaden your horizons while accepting the fact that there is always room to learn, no matter how talented you are. If you are a great steady performer, you will accept this fact while always striving to be the best you can be.

Potential
Realize your potential while making learning a lifetime activity which you should engage into. Do not fall into bad habits. Bad Habits always encourage you to repeat bad behavior while not learning new things.

Strive for continual improvement
Focus continually on personal improvement. Find out, if any of your habits are hindering to your game. If they are, this can become a blockage therefore not allowing you to always be a steady performer in basketball. when you find a habit or habits are hindering your game, you should drop that habit while moving on from it.

Energy and determination
It takes great energy and determination in improving your skills. Ask yourself one motivation question: Do you want to be the best or just average? If you want to be the best you can be, then you must focus your energy on continual improvement. Work on giving more than you are able to, even if it sometimes seems impossible. If you do not perform this, you are condemning yourself to a lifetime of wasted efforts as well as wasted dreams.

The “how” and “what”
Focus on the “how” not the “what”. The how is what determines whether you can do the “what” to particular standards. “How” enables you to expand your talents as well as ensures you will always be a steady performer in basketball. You want to be satisfied with the “what” however, focusing on the “how” is the first step in achieving the “what”.

Summary
You always want to be a steady performer in the game of basketball. This will force opposing players to take you seriously when you run up on the basketball court. You want to be the best basketball player you can be, not only for yourself but for your teammates.

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