Had soccer again today, but I didn’t really play too well. I started alright, but towards the end I started playing quite badly.

One thing I did notice about my play, however, I play much better when I’m enjoying myself. I play a lot better when I have a smile on my face, and just having fun. It basically frees up my mind to think more clearly, and also allows me to play with more confidence. And I don’t think it’s just me. Look at Ronaldinho, arguably the best player in the world. He almost always has a smile on his face.

I think enjoying what you do is a key aspect of doing it well. If you’re not enjoying it, chances are you’ll lose focus and won’t be thinking too clearly. Not only in soccer, but in everything you do.

Do you enjoy what you do?