Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Donald needs to toughen up mentally
Another reason why Donald has to change things up is because his mental strength has been a huge absence when he plays, and it's prevented him from achieving greatness.
It's been his mental strength that has deterred him.
Every time Donald plays on a big stage, his underachieving performances remind me of the line that Lillo Brancato, Jr., who played Calogero, says at the end of the movie, A Bronx Tale:
"The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever."
Alasdair Reid, Writer for the Telegraph, quoted Donald in his explanation for the reasoning behind his disappearing act in Majors:
“I’ve realised it for a while,” Donald said. “I’ve understood that for probably a couple of years. I know it’s a difference in myself. I get a little bit more agitated, a little bit more anxious.”
Credit Donald for being aware that he gets agitated and anxious, but now he needs to rid those qualities and make a change.
If he doesn't change his current mental approach, he'll just be another great player who always let the moment define him instead of letting himself define the moment.