THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND: The proper mental approach

” I remember sitting behind the bleachers about 45 minutes before the deciding match. I was depressed, feeling lousy about everything. Joe Wells, a former assistant coach of mine at Michigan, walked by and said the usual, ‘let that match go, this next one is the one that counts.’ Then he told me a joke and made me laugh. That changed my whole mood. I started to feel better. I got out of my funk and started focusing on what I had to do in the last match.”

carlton haselrigFrom the book Wrestling At The Trials by James V.  Moffatt  ” I remember sitting behind the bleachers about 45 minutes before the deciding match. I was depressed,  feeling lousy about everything. Joe Wells, a former assistant coach of mine at Michigan, walked by and said the usual,  ‘let that match go, this next one is the one that counts.’  Then he told me a joke and made me laugh.  That changed my whole mood. I started to feel better.  I got out of my funk and started focusing on what I had to do in the last match.” Continue reading “THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND: The proper mental approach”