| By Joel Ross

You're winning. That's good. You're composing your victory speech. That's bad. You can still lose!

Think about how devastating it will be to have been winning and then it all disappears. It can happen. It will happen. Unless you are so scared that you still might lose. The fear will keep you focused. Concentrate on your breathing. Forget the score. Play so hard on every point. Go for everything. Take nothing for granted.

You still can lose no matter how far ahead you are. "It ain't over till it's over." Fear of losing is a great motivator.