In order to be successful in any sports, an athlete needs to have some character traits that will help launch you into the top of your game. Every athlete needs to understand that to be successful, you need control and have habits that complement you to be productive on a daily basis. Becoming a good athlete is a process one must stay focused and also know that every journey will be different. Some traits that successful athletes have in common are
They have composure
Successful athletes have composure as they understand the understand that they need to perform their best always. If you let your emotions play you, it will reflect in your game. Understand that there will be ups and downs, try focusing on yourself and the game, stay calm, content even if you do great or even if you fail.
They are Knowledgable
Successful athletes are very knowledgeable, and if they do not have any knowledge about the game, they will definitely not succeed. Athletes who want to be successful are always looking for ways to grow, learn and teach themselves and optimise their performances. If they have a thirst for knowledge and practice because they are passionate, no one can stop them from reaching the top.
They practice deliberately
If you want to successful practice all day every day with a purpose. Understand that if you want to reach the highest level of skill, you need to practise until you master it. They also understand that the gym is not the only way you can develop but find their own ways to help themselves. Practise with mindfulness and do not zone out as you go through emotions. Focus on the mechanics, repetition and development of new skill in order to become the best in your field.
They have a great body language
An athlete who is unsure of himself does not have the ability to play the game properly. They project their confidence through body language and in a positive manner. Everything even the way they walk, the way they talk, the way they stand is always in a positive posture. A positive body language will bring energy to your whole team instead of taking it away.
A strong First impression
The first impression is the last impression, is true in case of an athlete as when you meet anyone new such as your coach, teammate you made up a mind about them in 7 seconds of meeting them. Try to bring out yourself; it does not matter if you the athlete they want to hang out with or not. This may sound intimidating but take control as this is necessary to catapult you to in your success. Have you back straight, maintain eye contact and listen first.