Zalgiris's Lauvergne, One Team stars discuss self-confidence

May 19, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
Zalgiris's Lauvergne, One Team stars discuss self-confidence

One Team's series of Life Skills videos has continued with Zalgiris Kaunas star Joffrey Lauvergne discussing the topic of self-confidence.

Lauvergne says the key to developing and protecting self-confidence is by focusing on day-to-day ambitions, which will eventually lead to bigger achievements: "Take care of your daily goals, slowly, slowly. It's a journey, you have to go through a lot of steps."

Several more players from around the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup reacted to Lauvergne's comments by sharing their own views on the importance of self-confidence.

Among those was Olympiacos Piraeus One Team Ambassador Kostas Papanikolaou, who believes that self-confidence can be gained in a number of different ways: "It can come from your family, from your friends. In basketball, it can come from working out and believing in yourself. It's about putting it into your mind that you can achieve amazing things in every aspect of your life."

Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul player Thomas Akyazili also believes that working hard is the best way to give yourself belief in your abilities: "If you don't believe in yourself, who else is going to believe in you? In basketball, I think a way to build confidence is by working on your game. Trust your work, and if you do that, all you've got to do is believe in yourself and results will follow."

Check out Lauvergne's video and add your voice to the conversation by telling us how you try to give yourself confidence in life!

This is the fourth in the series of Life Skills videos by One Team. The first two were presented by Kyle Hines and covered the topics of Confidence and Respect, while Lauvergne discussed motivation in the third video.

One Team, supported by Turkish Airlines as the One Team Founding Patron and with the collaboration of Special Olympics as Proud Partner, uses basketball to achieve meaningful social impact in our communities across Europe and is supported by every club in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup.

Since its founding in 2012, the One Team program has already helped more than 22,000 participants through its various team-focused projects.