SPA 060: Why You Lose to Weaker Players and How to Win Games That You Should Win

“I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn’t going to win any more games by being anything else.” – Earl Weaver

It’s strange that there’s a difference in how you feel between when you are up against a weaker player and a stronger one.

With the weaker player, you may feel confident, yet due to that confidence of knowing you will be able to beat that player, you start to fear the worst. At the same time, with a weaker player based on your means or stats, you’ll tend to harbour higher expectations of yourself. If you beat them, you need to beat them with conviction and ensure the score difference is far enough to prove to yourself indeed you are much stronger. Somehow this is proven to backfire most of the time in many games.

Yet with a stronger player, you may or may not feel confident, but you also in fear of something. It’s strange, because you know that stronger player is not going to eat you up or chop you into pieces, but somehow you have this mindset that playing with that player will make you feel like having been chopped to pieces.

I’m intrigued with how our mind works. It makes me crazy sometimes. How about you? What do you think of when you play with weaker players?

In this Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • What is the ultimate weapon to overcome yourself and stop losing to weaker players
  • Self-analysis is as important as your performance stats
  • Address your thoughts daily to address your games with confidence and ease
  • Top 7 mental game success tips to wake up from the nightmare of losing to weaker players

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