Paintball Mental Tips: Be More Daring and Bold

“Fortune favors the audacious.” – Desiderius Erasmus

silhouette-936715_960_720Paintball is a sport where the bold and daring thrive. Playing it safe may keep you in the game, but you won’t make much progress. To win an AC Paintball game you and your teammates need to take some risks. If you wait too long to make a decision, you may miss your chance at a making a game-winning move.

Yet, it is easy to get caught up in playing it safe. With most sports, a good defense can be your best offense. The same can be true for paintball, but you should never neglect offense. If you want to be more daring with your paintball game, check out these helpful mental tips from AC Paintball!

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

You may hear the phrase “step out of your comfort zone” over and over again, but the message rings true. To improve yourself and reach your goals, you will have to test yourself and push your boundaries. It can be scary to face a new challenge that you don’t know how to overcome. If you keep trying, though, the new task will become easier. Along the way, you will learn tips and tricks that help you succeed.

You may just want to hide away in the woods away from the action. It may be safer there, but you will not see as much action. Next time you play at AC Paintball, try to be more adventurous. Take a position closer to the action. If you think you can’t do something, try to anyway. You may just prove yourself wrong and learn that you are stronger than you think.

Don’t Be Afraid of Looking Foolish

A common concern many new AC Paintball players have is looking foolish. If you don’t fully know what you are doing, you may fear people thinking less of you. To be bold, you need to rise above this fear. Everyone has their own quirks that can look foolish, especially when they first start out. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or tips. The AC Paintball staff and many other players are happy to help. If you keep learning from your experiences you will continue to improve. With enough practice, you may become a role model for other players.

paintball-1961040_960_720Hang Out with Other People Who are Bold and Audacious

People tend to pick up habits of those they hang out with. They want to fit in and thus mimic certain characteristics or features. If you want to be more confident and adventurous, hang out with more people who are like that. You are likely to meet plenty of outgoing and audacious players at AC Paintball. All you have to do is start a few conversations. Soon enough, you will make paintball friends to inspire and support you.

Fake It Till You Make It

Another common trick you may have heard of is called “fake it till you make it.” Many people use this tactic to change their habits and become more successful. Pay attention to your body language. Do you stand with a powerful posture or do you close yourself off? If you feel shy, try to spread out and make yourself bigger. This can help trick your brain to be more confident. Don’t forget to smile and be friendly. This will attract more people to you. Pretty soon you may find yourself a happier person with more success.

Claim Your Goals

Finally, you will want to set goals, make a plan, and stick to that plan. Stop doubting yourself and overthinking your decisions. This takes away time that you could be eliminating enemies or capturing the flag. AC Paintball is a place for friends and family to have fun. Don’t let others distract you or get to you with negative comments. Focus on your goal and claiming your prize.