"Wearing your feelings on your sleeve will end up being a chip on your shoulders." - John Paul Warren
If your training is always going great, then you are either not training hard enough or stuck in your comfort zone. You should be making mistakes and at times looking goofy, especially if you are trying new techniques or tactics.
- It can make the difference between winning a split decision or losing a split decision, convincing the judges you lacked composure.
- It will motivate your competition. If they see you flustered, they will hit you harder and harder.
- It will give you self doubt. Negative posture seeps into your thoughts.
- You will lose focus.
Wearing a Mask
I'm not saying for you to ignore your blunders, but more in line with do not display it on your face. So when you realize that you messed up do not show it in your face, acknowledge it in your mind. Bite down on your mouth piece and march forward.