Did you know that success in general is usually achieved through a great amount of confidence?
This is no difference with becoming successful as basketball player and a ball handler.
Sometimes the difference between one basketball player and the other is the level of confidence each player has. Being confident in yourself and your ball handling ability is very important. If you don’t believe you’re a great ball handler you’re setting yourself up for failure.
The greatest basketball players to ever play in the NBA are all known for having tremendous amounts of confidence. Some of them showed this through the way they played the game of basketball and some of them show it through their body language, or through word of mouth.
It is important to develop empowering beliefs within yourself in order to reach the elite ball handling level at faster rate. Try to stay positive and erase any negative comments people may say to you or you may think to yourself. Negativity will only hold you back from becoming a great ball handler.
There are a few things you can do to improve your confidence. You can hang around successful and positive people. Plain and simple, if you surround yourself with successful and positive people, you will be more positive and also bring success in your life.
So, if you hang around negative and unsuccessful people you will be a negative person and draw negativity into your life. I realized that while working towards your goals and improving your basketball skills, you may come across people who will say negative things to you that may get you down, but you have to push through and replace their negative words with something positive.
For example, if a guy at your basketball court says you’re a horrible basketball player, use that as fuel to want to prove him wrong. I think one of the greatest accomplishments is proving someone wrong.
Continue to build your confidence by practicing your ball handling whenever you can. I know for a fact that the best confidence booster is to get good at what you do. Once you’re good at handling the basketball your confidence will explode, so you want to practice different dribbling drills in order to get yourself to the level where you can control the ball very well.
Once you can dribble the ball very well your confidence will boost automatically without you even noticing and your basketball skills on a whole will improve.
Stay positive and take the necessary steps to becoming a better ball handler which in turn will improve your confidence and your ball handling ability.