What expectations do you have for yourself?
Playing and watching athletics, I’ve learned how much expectations matter to winning and losing. So often, the team which carries high expectations finds a way to win. Teams that think they are “snakebit” or “jinxed”, will find a way to lose.
To be sure, talent, skill, intelligence and resources contribute to winning, but I believe a winning approach matters even more.
You aren’t born with a better approach to preparation. Nor are you born with the high motor of effort or the will to get back up.
You choose to be that person. Making those choices repeatedly is your attitude.
So, are you expecting to win this year?