"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right."
The above-mentioned quote by Henry Ford seems intriguing at first and gets deeper the next second. It emphasizes how important attitude is for success and how it can determine your results. Attitude refers to a set of emotions, beliefs, and behavior towards a particular object, person, thing, or an event. Having an attitude cannot be termed as good or bad instead, it is either positive or negative. Talking about its relation to sports, we can say that a positive attitude indicates positive mental health and enthusiasm. It also affects your way of thinking, energy level, and other aspects of your performance. There is extensive literature on chess psychology. You may polish your opening, middlegame and endgame knowledge and skills but if you cannot get into the right frame of mind then improving at the game is very difficult. Attitude has a direct correlation with optimism and pessimism. It can also trigger emotions like nervousness, confidence, over-confidence, indecisiveness, low self-esteem, etc. There can be different perspectives about the kind of attitude you carry but the only thing that matters is the kind of vibe it gives you. Are you positively charged?