Conor McGregor, the two-weight divisions champion, once described how his training slipped during the lead-up to a significant fight.
Conor’s rich and doesn’t need to fight, which may have played a part in this mental slippery slope.
I think it’s something we can all learn from. At least I did, anyway!
He plans to train at a particular time and place, and he misses that.
He knows that getting up to train early set’s the tempo for the rest of the day, but he sleeps in.
He knows his diet must be dialed in to make weight, but he slips into cheat meals to often.
Then when it comes time to perform, his mental game is off because he knows he wasn’t committed 100%.
Knowing where he went wrong, he commits 100% to his next training camp.
And destroy’s his opponent in 40 seconds of the 1st round.
If you make a plan and stick to it, the mental disappointment of letting yourself down leads to an outcome less desired by most.