When You’re Having a Bad Day
All Part of Boxing Development
Some days, you may wake up and find that you just don’t have IT in you—whatever the factor is that gives you passion, power, and umph is missing. You’re low on energy, you feel weak, and every skill you’ve learned and nurtured has somehow left your body and your memory. You may even be wondering how you’ll ever become a good boxer.
When you stop and think about it, it turns out that your day isn’t bad—it’s actually an opportunity for growth and a sign that you’re getting better! If you want to learn why your worst day is actually your best, read on for more information about boxing development and skill acquisition from your Gloveworx coaches.
Everything is a Process
Development of skills is a process. As you learn a skill and get better at performing it, there are a few milestones that you go through physiologically and neurologically to make that skill second nature. Generally, there are four states you go through as you improve: Unconscious Incompetence, Conscious Incompetence, Conscious Competence, and Unconscious Competence.
During unconscious incompetence, you don’t understand how to complete a skill and you don’t recognize that you lack the knowledge of that skill. You might even be denying that the skill is useful. Before moving on to the next stage, you must recognize and understand the value of the skill.