IS A MUST
Confidence is the inner mental game to competition. In the heat of battle, when the money’s up, wherever your confidence level is can certainly have an impact on your ability to perform. Over the years just studying cowboys I’ve competed against—most of whom are friends I’ve spent a lot of time with—some guys tend to be naturally more confident than others. If you’re naturally confident, that’s an asset. If you’re not you have to find a way to create enough confidence to make up for it. Personally, I’ve always gained my confidence through hard work and practice. I was inspired when I was a young kid—10 years old or so—when I watched the movie Rocky. The underdog story where everybody counted him out and gave him no chance inspired me. His heart, his work ethic and try helped Rocky Balboa overcome his situation.