To win a game on Power Soccer you need a variety of distinctive and crucial elements. A few being skill and tactics but a very influential one, that sometimes people forget, is the right mind-set. If you go into a game with the wrong attitude you can’t possibly play your best, and so getting the results you strive to achieve is a lot harder. So what is the right attitude? What’s the winning mind-set to win games? When you sit down at your computer what are you thinking? Are your emotions controlled? Or let loose? Are you focused or more laid back?
Let’s look at it this way: The right mindset for an exam is to be cool, calm, collected and optimistic. You could be a top student who had studied endlessly and knew everything but if you go into an exam with the wrong mind-set: agonizingly worried, positive you’re going to fail, jumpy and flighty…so on so forth; you’re going to lose concentration, make silly mistakes and end up getting a grade that is less superior to the girl or guy who had gone into the exam with far less work but the right attitude.
Now let’s look at it this way: A musician finds it exceptionally easier to perform when their emotions are wild and flowing through the music. You can’t play a piece of music completely detached. You have to feel each note of the melody, support the harmony and let your heart sing the lyrics. To create that magic that musicians strive to achieve they must put their heart and soul into their music.
As you can see, this attitude is a pole apart from someone’s who is entering an exam, but these two attitudes both work wonders in their own case.
On the 6th of September 2009, the All-Ireland hurling match, Tipperary vs. Kilkenny, took place in Croagh Park, County Dublin. Kilkenny’s manager saw how poor Kilkenny were playing during the 1st half so he asked for punch bags with the Tipperary jerseys on them to be placed in the warm up room. When the players then came in, despairing and exhausted from the strenuous 1st half, the manager told them to “Beat the living daylights,” out of the punch bags. The players did so and then went out to the 2nd half pumped on determination, anger and adrenaline to win the All-Ireland final.
In these 3 very different cases, three very contrasting attitudes were needed to get the best results in their own category. So what’s the Power Soccer winning attitude? Should you start a game cool, calm and collected? Should your emotions be let loose or should the blood be rushing through your veins, pumped on the determination to win?
Unfortunately I can’t answer this, as the few times I do manage to win are so rare and so once in a blue moon, that I have absolutely no idea how it happens! But I would love to hear your opinions so comment below and let me know what you think the winning attitude is.
Pinkpixie ~ PRA