How to dribble a basketball better using your imagination!
Imagination is really a great tool for success.
If you can’t imagine something, it probably isn’t possible. If you lack confidence or have a negative outlook on something, you can usually overcome these problems by using your imagination.
You do not remember playing cops and robbers as a child or playing house? These are just two examples of imagination at its best. By simply imagining that you are someone else, you can create an entertaining experience out of something that would otherwise have been a boring experience.
You’re looking to dribble a better basketball, right? So why not pretend that you are an NBA pro or a street ball player who can dribble the ball very well? Imagine you are Chris Paul or Allen Iverson. Let’s say your favorite basketball dribbler is Chris Paul. When you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to do with the basketball, think about what Chris Paul would do. Thinking this way can give you a confidence you never thought you had.
You may be thinking oh this is silly, But the fact is, it works! If you are broke and you think you are Donald Trump, you will feel richer, if you are shy and you think you are Will Smith, you will be more social. There are so many situations where you can use your imagination to give yourself a instant confidence boost.
Some people are very hard on themselves. They have a negative view of themselves that they programmed into their brain and cannot eliminate. Using your imagination and pretending to be someone else can help remove this negative view from your brains.
You can try pretending to be different players until you find the one that identifies you best. If you have a few basketball players that you like and you can dribble the ball really well, try pretending to be each of them. For example, if your favorite ball handlers were Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, and Kobe Bryant, they would pretend to be Chris Paul today, then pretend to be Allen Iverson the next day, and pretend to be Kobe on the third day. Whichever player you pretended to be and felt more confident is the one you want to stay with.
Using your imagination in this way can be very powerful. If you have never tried this, I advise you to give it a try. This may sound strange or cheesy, but the big difference is that no one has to know that you are doing it. I’m not saying speak like the player or dress like them, but you can try to play like them.
This is a great solution if you really want to dribble a basketball better. This will provide instant results, but should not be used to replace ball handling drills and drills.
However, you can use this technique with a series of dribbles and ball handling drills for an amazing improvement in your dribbling ability.