Are you good enough to beat ALL of your opponents?
Beating the opponent who lines up in front of you requires that you beat the ones that don’t.
You must beat making weight.
There is a difference between “making weight” and arriving at the weight in an optimal fashion in order to compete at your peak performance level.
You must know the difference and execute great weight management, rather than poor weight cutting.
You must beat the Yo-Yo.
You must eat for strength and not for pleasure.
And on Sundays.
What you eat after a weigh and on Sundays is a strong indicator whether you are beating this opponent or this opponent will eventually beat you.
Yo-Yo’ing your weight will lead to practices which are about weight loss, which will deplete your love for the sport, rather than being about fine tuning technique which will increase your hunger and preparedness for victory.
Practices which are about weight loss, rather than improving technique lead to losses to inferior opponents.
You must beat dehydration.
Withholding water from your body is committing “Peak Performance” suicide.
You must give your body an abundance of water, every day.
You must beat sugar.
You must beat the long day, the time between matches and unexpected events.
You must beat the clock, the stall, and the clam up.
Be jealous of every second within the 6 minutes of your match.
Attack and take action quickly and time will always be your ally rather than your opponent.
You must beat the scoring table.
Have you ever kept score for a match or tournament?
If you haven’t I would recommend that you do so. Just to see what you are up against.
Keeping score seems easy, but it is an extremely difficult job.
It requires an extreme amount of focus and attention.
It is just not possible for a human being to be attentive and focused for that long.
There undoubtedly will be lapses of focus and attention by score-keepers.
You must be able to beat an inaccurate score.
You must beat bad calls.
For the very large majority of time referees do an outstanding job.
But referees are human and humans make mistakes.
Sometimes, they make mistakes at a crucial time in a match where you will not have time to overcome their mistake.
Never put yourself in a position where anyone other than yourself can win or lose a match for you.
The first 6 points of your lead are to overcome the potential human error.
Count on it happening. Against a great opponent, in the most crucial time.
Train to be able to build a 6 point lead.
You must beat your opponents coach, the coach sitting in the stands and the one on the internet.
We live in the digital age.
Video is streamed and is available at any time – for free.
Your every move and every tendency will be scouted, analyzed and dissected.
A strategy will be formed on what is the best way to beat you.
I guarantee it.
You need to understand your own tendencies and expand your arsenal of weapons.
You must think like an opposing coach. One who is watching your every move, in every match you have ever wrestled.
You must constantly reinvent yourself.
You don’t want to be “figured out.”
Ask yourself the same question your opponent’s coach is asking himself,
“How do I beat him?”
In your case, it will be,
“How would I beat myself – if I had to wrestle myself?”
Always have one more move, one more series, one more “go to” in every situation than your films show.
You must beat being perfect.
Being perfect is knowing that you did everything that you could possibly have done, there wasn’t one more thing that you could have done, in order to prepare yourself for your upcoming match.
When you are approaching the circle, your mind will quickly scan your confidence and your confidence will be in direct correlation of whether you have been perfect.
And you will perform accordingly.
You must beat victory.
You must beat defeat.
Don’t let defeat be victorious.
Don’t let victory defeat you.
Practice will get you ready for your human opponents.
Only experience gets you ready to beat the 99 others.
In order to beat 1 opponent, you must first learn how to beat the 99 others.