Do you want your child to build self-confidence? Then put your child in wrestling. Self-confidence is vital to a child’s future success.
Wrestling builds confidence and raises self-esteem. Does your child act shy or timid in social situations? Does your child act out? Does your child let other kids bully him/her?
I was one of those kids. The best thing my father ever did for me was to put me in the great sport of wrestling. It is my opinion that kids who wrestle grow into confident adults.
If you want to raise confident children, then put your kids in wrestling. Let’s discuss how wrestling will build self-confidence in children.
Building Self-Confidence with Wrestling
How does wrestling build self-confidence? There are so many positive aspects of wrestling that will help raise a confident child. In this post, I will try to cover a few of the top reasons to put your kid in wrestling.
Wrestling teaches self-discipline. For the most part, wrestling is an individual sport. An individual improves in the sport by applying self-discipline.
What is self-discipline? The term “self-discipline” really means self-control. Self-discipline is an important skill set. There are always roadblocks in life. Self-discipline builds self-confidence because you have to stay in control. A wrestler has to control many aspects in their sport. They have to control their opponent, emotions, and their eating habits. Self-discipline is a habit that is learned over time.
The constant struggle for a wrestler use self-discipline means they will boost their confidence as an adult. There is a great article on Forbes called 5 Proven Methods For Gaining Self Discipline. It talks about how a self-control can contribute to a person’s confidence and happiness.
A wrestler shows perseverance and restraint. Self-discipline teaches a wrestler to think before they act… the confidence to continue on the right path even when life throws you obstacles.
Build Self-Confidence by Staying Calm in Adversity
Wrestling builds self-confidence by teaching wrestlers to overcome adversity. This means that wrestlers realize when they are in a stressful situation, but because of their training, they stay calm and focused. Your child will face adversity throughout their entire life.
One of the marks of a great wrestler is the ability to remain calm when facing a tough opponent. It means having absolute belief in your abilities, however, challenging the situation is.
Wrestling is one of the sports where this has been applied the most. Look at all the successful wrestlers you know; they keep winning most of their matches. What pushes them do better is not the strength but the self-confidence. Many good wrestlers don’t reach their full potential because they lack confidence in themselves. Wrestlers who have been in the game for a number of years acknowledge the benefits of believing in oneself.
Experience is very important not only in wrestling but all other sports. Wrestlers have to train incredibly hard. They have to hone their skills, keep healthy and be in great physical and psychological shape before a match. This is also what boosts the confidence of the wrestler.
Elimination of self-doubt in a wrestler can also be done by keeping a positive mind. The match is usually won mentally. The elimination of self-doubt is a big part of staying calm in adversity.
Nothing beats the sportsman who believes that he is going to win despite any adversities he might be facing. All of the great wrestlers believe they can win.
How to Handle Victories
Part of learning how to be a good wrestler is learning to handle your victories
Wrestling teaches your child to train hard to win wrestling matches. That is an incredible feeling to know that you won a difficult wrestling match because of how hard you worked. I also believe that wrestling teaches you to handle those victories with humility.
How to Handle Losses
Losing a wrestling match will help your wrestlers how to handle losses and setbacks life.
Have you ever heard the term that successful people failed more than they were successful? This means that most people were not successful in their first attempt of trying something. Wrestling teaches you to take your losses and learn from them. As a wrestler, your child will learn to pick themselves up, learn from their mistakes and keep trying.
Wrestlers Grow into Confident Adults
I’ve known a lot of wrestlers and almost every wrestler I’ve known have grown into successful and confident adults. Wrestling will build self-confidence and produce confident adults.
They are also one of the top people in their profession. The wrestlers I’ve known have careers such as firefighters, coaches, lawyers, engineers, and doctors. In my opinion, wrestling played a huge part to help them become what they are today.
Forbes wrote an article that talks about Why Wrestlers Make the Best Employees. It talks about how athletes have an advantage over non-athletes in the workforce. It goes on to say that wrestlers have a greater advantage over other athletes.
Great Self Confidence Video
Self-confidence is a skill that is needed in life as well as sports. Dr. Joseph explores self-confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives. It is a great video with almost 4 million views. Check it out.
I hope you enjoyed the article. I sincerely believe that any child can build self-confidence if they take up the sport of wrestling. I put my son in heavyweight wrestling and I see the self-confidence every day.
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