In any activity, competitors with a winning attitude plan how they will succeed. Losers prepare their excuses for when they lose. When competition begins, winners bear down hard when adversity occurs. Losers adopt the attitude, “Here we go again.”
In a competitive round of a cube game, no player wins every shake. There will at least be ties. Train players not to panic if they fall behind but to modify their strategies and become more aggressive in order to overtake the leader. Perseverance is its own reward. Even if you do not overcome the deficit, you will be proud of the way you pushed the winner to the very last shake.