It will be tough, it’s going to hurt, teammates will have better days (be happy for them!), competitors will have better days (be happy for them too!), and you might not reach every milestone exactly when you plan to. But that’s ok. We as athletes cannot let fear take over our minds. We must have a “CAN DO” attitude. Never focus on what is out of your control. All you can control is your attitude, your training, and your mind (aka…shutting out fear).
I got mono my junior and senior year in high school. I thought to myself, “Why is this happening to me? Again? I don’t know. But I can’t change what has happened. All I can do is respond in a positive manner and know that there are greater purposes and plans ahead.”