You are completely in control of your attitude. No one is in control of what happens to them on the field or pitch, but everyone can control how they respond to it. Focusing on the positives, instead of dwelling on the negatives, will help your attitude be more balanced and realistic. Yes, if you look hard enough, there truly are positives in every situation.
Self-Talk, Body Language, and Mental Rehearsal. Your Self-Talk should be positive and realistic for what you are trying to accomplish. Do not beat yourself up, build yourself up instead. People generally believe their confidence comes from their accomplishments, but the exact opposite is what the best athletes in the world understand. Confident athletes accomplish more; it’s not more accomplishments that boost confidence.
If you are feeling your heart race, your palms get sweaty, and your breathing get rapid, that means you are doing something worth doing. Understand that those signs are your body saying "let’s do this" rather than "oh no..." can make all the difference on game day.