Dress For Success
“If you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you race good.”
Olympian athlete Sharon Couch has a point. Feeling good can make you play better. If dressing a certain way fuels the fire, do it. This doesn’t mean wearing a suit and tie to a local Friday night tournament, but choose clothes that you enjoy wearing and colors and styles that make you feel good.
Like it or not, your clothing is part of the image you present. It’s part of your whole package and you are judged accordingly. If your appearance projects self–confidence, others will expect you to play well.
Most professional events have dress codes, but even local and regional pool competitions are good examples of dressing for success. At tournaments where there is a mixture of pros and amateurs, the pros are easy to spot. Sure, they have some sponsorship logos on their shirts, but they dress and carry themselves with an attitude that says, “I’m here to play world–class pool.”
Top players never show up in the competition arena dressed sloppily. Their dress reflects an aura of confidence, success and professionalism.
How you dress influences how you feel and how others see you. So have some fun! Experiment! Dress for success!