Simona Halep wins Wimbledon: How to get confidence

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon: How to get confidence

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Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Women's single title by beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 (Photo by Shaun Brooks / Action Plus via Getty Images)

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Self-belief alone will not win you a Wimbledon title. You can't fake it until you do it in professional tennis. Instead, you can fake it until you get your ass kicked repeatedly and reduced to a whining pile.

But if you are like Simona Halep and have the right amount of talent and ability to achieve something, then self-confidence can be what you need to get what you want. In Halep's case, Serena Williams beat the sound 6-2, 6-2, to win the 2019 Wimbledon title.

Halep's situation, which goes on Saturday's finale, may be analogous to many situations that you may face in life, whether it is trying to lose weight, improving your fitness, getting a job promotion, singing in a musical, finding a partner that you deserve a project, win a tennis match against George from the accounts, or floss every day, the tooth cleaning procedure and not the dance. You or others can't really believe you can achieve that goal. And if you don't believe you won't.

In fact, many believed that Halep would never be able to do what she did yesterday, dominating Williams at Wimbeldon. She was a significant underdog to Williams, because Serena Williams is Serena Williams. If you haven't heard, Williams is really good at tennis. Williams had won Wimbledon seven times and Grand Slam titled 23 times and had beat Halep nine out of the ten times they had confronted each other before yesterday. Furthermore, the final was on grass, which historically has not been Halep's most pleasant surface. But as this after-match interview showed, things have changed for Halep:

When Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you got it." If Halep hadn't thought she could have won, she might as well have called in to say she was going to take a "personal day" during the Wimbledon final.

A combination of natural talent and hard work has helped Halep develop superior speed and footwork. (Photo by Cynthia Lum / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Self-confidence is important for all types of performance, not just athletic performance. It is also the key to mental toughness and mental health. Here are some things that have the confidence to do to help you reach your goals:

  1. It can promote an appropriate amount of risk assessment. Taking risks can be like farting. You can never completely avoid doing so and know when to do it. You also need to be sure you can jump back if it comes out wrong in the end.
  2. It can help you jump back from mistakes. Every success comes after some degree of failure. If you expect to win every point in every tennis match, you're an idiot. Success depends on your ability to remain persistent and reasonably complex in the event of failure.
  3. It can make you work harder. Self-awareness is not the same as arrogance, cockiness or a sense of inevitability. Believing that something can happen does not mean that you think it happens automatically. Instead, self-awareness means that you have enough faith that you can get something you are willing to try. Every day you do not interfere with trying things, just because you do not think they are possible. For example, you do not notify Justin Bieber of having lunch because you do not believe this will happen.
  4. It can remove distractions. Violence can be like listening to the song "Call Me Maybe," there is a lot of noise and in the end you still don't know what to do. Instead, when you think something is possible, you may be more inclined to stay focused.
  5. It can send a message to others. Both your allies and your opponents can feel you actually believe in yourself.

Here's Halep's interview right after the victory:

How do you get the conviction that you can do something? Here are some of the things Halep did:

  1. Achieve less victories. In the interview, Halep mentioned several steps that led to her belief that she could win Wimbledon. She already had a big, French opening in 2018. She had Williams beat once before 6-0, 6-2 in Singapore in 2014. It was only once and it was on a less prominent tournament. But one is better than none. Finally, she indicated that she really started trusting her game on grass after knocking down Victoria Azarenka in the third round of this year's Wimbledon. Likewise, instead of trying to achieve something, one should try to obtain parts or minor versions of it at first. For example, if you want to lose weight, you must first work with step-by-step changes such as changing some habits.
  2. Work hard and practice, practice, practice. Halep said she spent half an hour practicing nothing, but service returns to get ready for Williams' evil servants.
  3. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. As you can see in the above interview after the game, Halep credits his followers. While you do not want to surround yourself with yes people because a proper amount of criticism can help you improve, you will not be around people who do not believe you can succeed.
  4. Has the right amount of focus. Lack of focus can be bad for selfies and goals. Note that focus doesn't mean you can't do more things. Rather, it means that you should focus on accomplishing one thing at a time.
  5. Has real fabric. Halep is an excellent tennis player. She is a premier athlete with great speed and footwork, armed with fantastic shooting skills. Surely she has a natural talent, but much of this is also due to hard work.
  6. Keep the right perspective and simplify things. According to Yorkshire Post, before the final, Halep said, "It's just a tennis match, a big challenge, a good fight. So I just want to try and give my best."
  7. Don't spend too much time thinking about your opponent. A lot of the speakers before the finals were about Williams, how she could match Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam championships and become the oldest player to win a big championship, and surpassed what you guessed it, Williams who had won the Australian Open in 2017 at 35 years. At age 37, 291 days old, Williams was already the oldest woman to make the finals a great one.
  8. Stay healthy. Halep had been bothered with some back problems. But she's been fresh recently.

Halep's victory at Wimbledon was a breakthrough that gave her another main title. As they say, may even be an accident, but twice are either an accident another time or the start of a trend. Success can raise additional success so you have to think that Halep can win any title ahead. Do you believe what confidence can do for you?

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Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Women's single title by beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 (Photo by Shaun Brooks / Action Plus via Getty Images)

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Self-belief alone will not win you a Wimbledon title. You can't fake it until you do it in professional tennis. Instead, you can fake it until you get your ass kicked repeatedly and reduced to a whining pile.

But if you are like Simona Halep and have the right amount of talent and ability to achieve something, then self-confidence can be what you need to get what you want. In Halep's case, Serena Williams beat the sound 6-2, 6-2, to win the 2019 Wimbledon title.

Halep's situation, which goes on Saturday's finale, may be analogous to many situations that you may face in life, whether it is trying to lose weight, improving your fitness, getting a job promotion, singing in a musical, finding a partner that you deserve a project, win a tennis match against George from the accounts, or floss every day, the tooth cleaning procedure and not the dance. You or others can't really believe you can achieve that goal. And if you don't believe you won't.

In fact, many believed that Halep would never be able to do what she did yesterday, dominating Williams at Wimbeldon. She was a significant underdog to Williams, because Serena Williams is Serena Williams. If you haven't heard, Williams is really good at tennis. Williams had won Wimbledon seven times and Grand Slam titled 23 times and had beat Halep nine out of the ten times they had confronted each other before yesterday. Furthermore, the final was on grass, which historically has not been Halep's most pleasant surface. But as this after-match interview showed, things have changed for Halep:

When Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you got it." If Halep hadn't thought she could have won, she might as well have called in to say she was going to take a "personal day" during the Wimbledon final.

A combination of natural talent and hard work has helped Halep develop superior speed and footwork. (Photo by Cynthia Lum / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Getty

Self-confidence is important for all types of performance, not just athletic performance. It is also the key to mental toughness and mental health. Here are some things that have the confidence to do to help you reach your goals:

  1. It can promote an appropriate amount of risk assessment. Taking risks can be like farting. You can never completely avoid doing so and know when to do it. You also need to be sure you can jump back if it comes out wrong in the end.
  2. It can help you jump back from mistakes. Every success comes after some degree of failure. If you expect to win every point in every tennis match, you're an idiot. Success depends on your ability to remain persistent and reasonably complex in the event of failure.
  3. It can make you work harder. Self-awareness is not the same as arrogance, cockiness or a sense of inevitability. Believing that something can happen does not mean that you think it happens automatically. Instead, self-awareness means that you have enough faith that you can get something you are willing to try. Every day you do not interfere with trying things, just because you do not think they are possible. For example, you do not notify Justin Bieber of having lunch because you do not believe this will happen.
  4. It can remove distractions. Violence can be like listening to the song "Call Me Maybe," there is a lot of noise and in the end you still don't know what to do. Instead, when you think something is possible, you may be more inclined to stay focused.
  5. It can send a message to others. Both your allies and your opponents can feel you actually believe in yourself.

Here's Halep's interview right after the victory:

How do you get the conviction that you can do something? Here are some of the things Halep did:

  1. Achieve less victories. In the interview, Halep mentioned several steps that led to her belief that she could win Wimbledon. She already had a big, French opening in 2018. She had Williams beat once before 6-0, 6-2 in Singapore in 2014. It was only once and it was on a less prominent tournament. But one is better than none. Finally, she indicated that she really started trusting her game on grass after knocking down Victoria Azarenka in the third round of this year's Wimbledon. Likewise, instead of trying to achieve something, one should try to obtain parts or minor versions of it at first. For example, if you want to lose weight, you must first work with step-by-step changes such as changing some habits.
  2. Work hard and practice, practice, practice. Halep said she spent half an hour practicing nothing, but service returns to get ready for Williams' evil servants.
  3. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. As you can see in the above interview after the game, Halep credits his followers. While you do not want to surround yourself with yes people because a proper amount of criticism can help you improve, you will not be around people who do not believe you can succeed.
  4. Has the right amount of focus. Lack of focus can be bad for selfies and goals. Note that focus doesn't mean you can't do more things. Rather, it means that you should focus on accomplishing one thing at a time.
  5. Has real fabric. Halep is an excellent tennis player. She is a premier athlete with great speed and footwork, armed with fantastic shooting skills. Surely she has a natural talent, but much of this is also due to hard work.
  6. Keep the right perspective and simplify things. According to Yorkshire Post, before the final, Halep said, "It's just a tennis match, a big challenge, a good fight. So I just want to try and give my best."
  7. Don't spend too much time thinking about your opponent. A lot of the speakers before the finals were about Williams, how she could match Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam championships and become the oldest player to win a big championship, and surpassed what you guessed it, Williams who had won the Australian Open in 2017 at 35 years. At age 37, 291 days old, Williams was already the oldest woman to make the finals a great one.
  8. Stay healthy. Halep had been bothered with some back problems. But she's been fresh recently.

Halep's victory at Wimbledon was a breakthrough that gave her another main title. As they say, may even be an accident, but twice are either an accident another time or the start of a trend. Success can raise additional success so you have to think that Halep can win any title ahead. Do you believe what confidence can do for you?

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