Attitude the new skill
Our attitude defines our behaviour as well as our relationship with ourselves and with the people around us. It is not confined to the pitch, but influences the way in which we live our everyday lives. In the context of sport, the awerness of our attitude is an opportunity to manage differently physical challenges, stresses and difficulties, it also allows to boost athletic performances.
You have to be very strong to produce a top-class performance while continuing to behave appropriately : being both a great footballer and a great person. Making respect and fair play a rule is not enough. You may completely agree with it in theory but not manage to abide by it on the pitch.
You can learn to do so, but it’s still not very common. You have to develop awareness – awareness of your values, awareness of yourself and others and awareness of how you function (emotionally and in relationships) – so you can make conscious choices about how you behave.
The good news is that this can be learned