What do you do it for? Times are tough right now. We must love playing hockey. GDI Prairies - Mental PerformanceThe love within us about this sport is important. We trained hard for 4 months because we love competing in the sport of hockey. Stop complaining, stop looking at what others have, and stop listening to the people that are putting you down... Start now and continue throughout the season. Look at what you like about heading to the rink. When you are so discouraged that you feel like you should just give up - search deep within you for what you love about being a goaltender. Now, write down 3-5 aspects that you love about your position and that consume you as a goaltender. When times are tough, search for what drives you to move forward.