Staying in the 'cause' side of life is an incredibly powerful mental tool. Both on and off the sports field.
It promotes autonomy, the idea that you and you alone are the captain of your ship. Slipping into 'effect' means leaving yourself open to be blown around by the vagaries of life and it's easy to slip into 'victim' behaviours and attitudes.
That why we hold 'responsibility' up as such a key life-skill at everyball, and one we can continue to develop through our unique sport, it's scoring system and structures.
Take these two statements;
'I lost the match because my opponent hooked me (cheated) on a line call at that key moment in the third set'
'I lost my concentration when I thought my opponent made a mistake on a call in that key moment in the third set.'
Practice staying in 'cause' today - there will be plenty of opportunities I can promise.