Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. If you make mistakes, it means you’re active and alive. Mistakes should be accepted as part of life. Mistakes should be always turned to our advantage, and we shouldn’t blame others for them. If you did something wrong, you should think about it deeply and analyse what went wrong. Why did this mistake happen to me? Did I act without thinking? Did I hesitate too long and lose sight of exactly what I was doing? Was I distracted and in turn did something stupid? The most important aspect of all this is to recognize and admit your mistakes and then to do everything it takes not to repeat them.

As a coach, difficulties arise that are simply part of the job. A coach can either solve or suppress them. What does it mean to suppress them? This means that mistakes are distorted, denied, and shown in an opposite way from what they truly are, moved into an easier context. We like to philosophise and theorise about mistakes. All of us sometimes like to bluff others into believing in our success and strength when, in fact, the most difficult thing for us is to solve problems. The most primitive form of suppression is denial. Problems should never be transferred from difficult to easy opponents or from tricky away fixtures to comfortable home fixtures in the belief that better results will be achieved against a weaker opposition, or at home.

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