This is probably the best advice I’ve read all year. It certainly struck a chord in me.
2. Play your own game
I was astounded when it came to the second set. Nadal did not play aggressively. Federer had shots that Nadal didn’t seem to have an answer for. Somehow though, Nadal was able to keep his cool. That was wisdom. You’ve got to play your own game. Don’t play aggressive just because everyone else is doing that. The key to winning is to develop your own goals and timelines. This is your game, not someone else’s. (Source)
The true key to being successful is always remembering it’s your game to lose. If that doesn’t motivate, nothing will!