One thing participating in competitive sports teaches a young kid is confidence. Confidence plays a major role not only in sports, but life. Developing this mindset at an early age through sports, and using it all throughout your life is a positive step to successful living. In order to be confident, you must have self-esteem. Having high self-esteem means that you know that you can be successful at whatever you are doing. There are many things you can do to boost your self-esteem. Such things include not comparing yourself to others and practicing a skill until you feel confident that you can perform at any time.
A common thing that many athletes do is compare themselves to others, whether it is a teammate, a rival, or someone famous. Doing this can build your self-esteem or tear it down. If you believe that you are better than the person you are comparing yourself to, then you will feel better about yourself. However, if you are not quite as good then you can get down o...
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