Hello chess fans!!♞ This comes straight from the heart & exactly what I've been thinking about lately.
First of all, I've noticed I'm a lot more calm as of late; in large part due to the fact I accept various aspects of our game...as just part of the game.
Secondly, I can only control what I'm doing; what others do, is out of my control. This allows me to focus more, (to gain momentum),giving me a feeling of gratitude, and relief. It also permeates a strength that others may want to aspire to.
Thirdly, concentrating more on the complexities of the game nourishes me with a sense of empowerment over my exemplified weaknesses. I make many adjustments where necessary, doing so, leads me to valuable resources which I previously thought were out of my reach. For example,finding the strength to stop making the same mistakes over and over. Perhaps more rewarding, is that I'm recognising the errors in my game.
Fourth & last but not least, (for now), I find that my self-confidence has grown by leaps and bounds. On the upside, I can only say OMG! I went on a couple of winning streaks, and it felt great. The feeling of relief I found during these streaks, were incredibly inspiring to say the least. All of this allows me to work more positively, but not perfectly, towards my goals of grandmastership, and championship chess.
To summize,"my psyche", is a huge & extremely valuable part of my game. I only wish you the same, and more, when it comes to self-discovery, and overall quality in gamesmanship.