Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination. – Grace Lichtenstein
Unless, and until, you master your internal communication, you will not be the person you are capable of being.
For some, that’s okay.
Are you one of those people?