I never said to myself: I have to win a Grand Slam, you have to be top 10 or top 5. I never dreamed of winning a Grand Slam, it wasn’t even my goal.
For me the only goal was PROGRESS, to do the work necessary to stand a chance of defeating each player.

The goal was to work well every day and love this job. That was my real talent!!

I was a good player before I won Roland Garros youth, but I wasn’t among the best for my age in the youth categories.
Even in Switzerland I’ve never won national championships and I think that’s something to consider that turned out to be positive.
Teens, and especially parents, shouldn’t place so much emphasis on results in advance.

A player’s career is too long to immediately attach importance to results or placings as a child.

Not going to my head as a young man because I wasn’t strong enough motivated me to work harder than the others who were more skilled and had already won a lot. That was my forte!

I’ve always enjoyed spending long hours on the pitch and training my body to try to push my limits. “

Stanislaus Wawrinka

Research shows that it takes an average person 66 days to start a new habit. Basically not many, but obviously too many for those who want an instant result.

Yes, because the real ones Obstacle to the process of change is an excessive desire for results and the results are what you achieve over time, but in the beginning they cannot be the engine of change.

We all consciously understand this, but emotionally we fall into the trap instead.

After all, it is always the emotions that give our path a more or less positive trend.

If we associate a negative emotion like tiredness with the new habit of exercising and instead a positive one like relaxing on the sofa with the old habit of sitting, it’s clear that we’ll always be in search of what pleases us.

On the contrary, if we ensure that exercising leads to feelings of energy, positivity and vitality and that being stuck on the sofa represents boredom and laziness, then we are more likely to make room for the new habit.

How do you do it? By raising your awareness, listening to yourself, and then intervening to direct your thoughts in the right direction. Over time, this will also become automatic.

Finally, it’s good to remember that there are at least 3 basic rules to follow to change habits:

1- Replace an old habit with a new one and don’t try to break the wrong one.
2- Plan the first 2 months meticulously and don’t give up because that’s when the new habit forms.
3- Focus on the process and not the results. Daily walking must become a source of joy and not just the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlosing pounds, to give just one example.

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