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Old 07-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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This was on hack last week and it was interesting to note the pros and cons of both natures. Which do u guys think make better boxers?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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All other things being equal, you'd have to imagine an optimist has an advantage at pretty much everything.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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One could argue optimism undid Khan last weekend though - "yeah, I can trade with this guy" *bang*
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One could argue optimism undid Khan last weekend though - "yeah, I can trade with this guy" *bang*
Or that he was just beaten by a better fighter.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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One could argue optimism undid Khan last weekend though - "yeah, I can trade with this guy" *bang*
True.
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One could argue optimism undid Khan last weekend though - "yeah, I can trade with this guy" *bang*
Misguided confidence is certainly not a desirable attribute.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:53 PM   #8
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Misguided confidence is certainly not a desirable attribute.
The greatest enemy of any athlete in any sport you want to name is
SELF DOUBT.
99% of the time if you dont think you can win....... you wont.
A boxing ring is a very dangerous place to have self doubt.
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The greatest enemy of any athlete in any sport you want to name is
SELF DOUBT.
99% of the time if you dont think you can win....... you wont.
A boxing ring is a very dangerous place to have self doubt.
I agree. But misguided confidence can have you doing things you shouldn't be and lead to you getting KOed.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #10
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Pessimist - I know I'm going to lose.
Self doubt - I think I can win, but I'm probably going to lose.
Optimist - I believe I have the ability to win.
Misguided confidence - Nothing can stop me, I can annihilate everyone, I am the Hulk.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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The greatest enemy of any athlete in any sport you want to name is
SELF DOUBT.
99% of the time if you dont think you can win....... you wont.
A boxing ring is a very dangerous place to have self doubt.
This radio show I was listening to said that ppl with self doubt tend to analyze more and take less risk.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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The radio show I listened to today advertised for hardcore meth heads in Melbourne to undertake driving tests whilst under the infuence and to everybodies amazement, failed miserably on all counts leading to the conclusion that meth heads behind the wheel are more likely to undertake risks while in charge of a vehicle and cause accidents.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #13
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The radio show I listened to today played some nice music, said the world was going to end (again), and that the sun will be shining until 2pm, moving to light showers.
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