not even, I wouldn't say belief had anything to do with me becoming a good player.. I just practice with an attitude " I know I'm getting better " and I saw the results.. Then and only then did I start to believe in myself as a footballer, like walking in the fields with confidence. Meaning, I never had over confidence or lower confidence, I always had the-right confidence, I knew what I was capable of, I knew how much I had practice, I knew I had done this and that before, and I knew I hadn't done some other things before, so I was probably not gonna get it right of the bat.
But my formation as a footballer was probably different to everybody's here. So maybe you had to focus on believing, an all that, I just played a lot, practiced, got better, and realized I was good and believed.. But I never had to focus on "panchester believe in yourself ".
But to get good the only thing you need is a ball, thats the beautiful thing about it...
Oh and for skills of this matter, also in shooting, visualization supposedly helps.. I've never really tried it but according to every single article I've read about it, it helps the same as practicing, so why not train with the ball, then in the night before you fall asleep just visualize yourself doing it? Its worth the try.
amu please realize that it's truly not a hard skill and I know you can do it. Frankly man record yourself if you can and post it when you do it even if it's not fluid. I'd love to see it because I gaurantee if you practice a bit tonight you'll be posting it tomorrow.
and that will be the same with everything ya do in yourlife.. The only way you wont get good is if your doubts and fears are big enough to stop you from practicing.. If you get out there, worried and insecured, but still give it your best effort theres no force or power strong enough to stop you from undoubtly getting the skill down
Notice how it sounds like a big task for you, but for us its a picnic.. Same with everything, our own personal battles might seem big for us, but for many people they are a joke, and every skill you obtain in your life, big, or small, require the same ingredients to achieve it.. Practice, Work, Sacrifice, Passion, and persistance....... Doesn't matter if you think its hard or easy, to get good at it, you'll have to go through a process of being bad at first, and improving progressively till youre good..