Sportsmanship can not be taught, it can be inculcated in one’s persona through only one thing, called ‘SPORTS’. There is a range of physical and mental components that contribute to successful performance in sports. Each sport and activity requires a specific set of these skills. Being successful in one sport does not necessarily make you successful in another, as success requires a whole range of factors to come together and interact in the right way, Opines Top Sports Astrologer and Business Strategist Hirav Shah.

But, what about athletes who seem to have an abundance of natural talent, but don’t live up to expectations? Why do many athletes/sportsmen fail to live up to their full potential, often frustrating their coaches, parents, and most importantly, themselves?

Well, Astro-Guru and Sports Consultant Hirav Shah pens down five major reasons for the same (mentioned below):

Poor focus

Focus of athletes is like a flashlight, and they have to power, to shine it where they want to exercise at their best potential. But, lack of focus or a fluctuating focus only leads to disappointment and failure in case of athletes.

Lacking self-confidence

It is directly correlated with success – or lack thereof. Athletes who are self-confident and who believe in themselves play to win, while non-believing athletes play scared and to avoid losing.

Lacking Intrinsic motivation

It is personal motivation that doesn’t rely on being driven by rewards or accolades, but instead the athlete’s desire to be the best. This is the kind of motivation that prompts an athlete to be the first one to practice, and the last one to leave. This level of motivation also provides an additional benefit in that it helps galvanize resiliency against losses and injuries as well. But, if this built-in and central motivation is missing in athletes, then nothing can stop them to underperform.

Unable to control nerves

Anxiety is a part of competition, but there are also ways in which athletes can control and modify anxiety so that it doesn’t hold them back. Countless athletes are great “practice players,” but what happens when the lights turn on for a game? Athletes who take the time to learn and master techniques like imagery, breathing, self-talk, and cue words often teach themselves how to channel would-be anxiety into positive human arousal, allowing them to regularly play in the zone.

Playing The Blame Game

Athletes who finger-point outward at things like “politics” rather than owning stress, adversity, frustration and failure, rarely live up to their potential. How can they ever improve if all they do is complain, and/or point to poor reasons for failure ? Successful athletes assume there will be tough days, and actually look at failure as teachable moments for future growth and success.

Final thoughts

India’s most influential Sports Adviser and Business Astrologer, Hirav Shah assures that, for under-performing athletes/sportsmen, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.

HIRAV SHAH’S FINAL THOUGHTS( For Non-Performing Athletes/Sportsmen)

Which athlete doesn’t want to experience success in Sports?
But, are you truly doing the right things to get there?
No and a Big No !

Success happens when you are able to use yourself to your full potential.

Don’t let negativity or anything hold you back !!

Practice smarter, not just harder.
You can maximize your abilities by streamlining your thinking and efforts.
Yes, change can happen & yes its possible !


So plant the seeds now for your future, and focus on investing energy in the habits that will help you achieve results you really want.

NOW is the time to do the things that you have been wanting to do.

Don’t procrastinate even a minute !!

Which is that ONE trait/goal you need to focus on, for a head start in 2021?

Any confusion or a difficult YES/NO Sports decision, requires an expert opinion.

Country’s Most Influential Sports Astrologer Hirav Shah’s answers have proven to be game-changers for many.

It’s time to fire up your future for our Country !!