If you want to become a mentally stronger and better basketball player, then just follow this simple formula: “PM + PE + PC + PW = Smart Player”.
PM = Play in the present moment.
(Not in the past or future)
PE = Play with your eyes.
(Not with your negative feelings or fears)
PC = Play under control.
(Not worrying about what you don’t control and thereby losing control)
PW = Play for what you want.
(Not thinking about what you don’t want to happen)
Anthony Lanzillo is a mental skills coach to athletes and writes about the mental game for various sports websites. View his Q&A here