Many competitors listen to music before they take to their respective ‘fields’, myself included.
Typically the music chosen is intended to foster a certain mindset, focus, and/or attitude.
For example, I’ll often play hard rock, rap, or electronic music before I play soccer.
At work, I typically choose something less edgy, perhaps classical, ambient, vocals, or instrumentals. More for getting ‘into a state of flow’.
All are great.
And, there’s another option. There’s one particular song I like for this.
It’s the idea of ‘an ever-shifting, changing beat’, with the tempo varying constantly between fast and slow, hard and soft, edgy and calm, even happy and sad.
Because a soccer match – and life – doesn’t always go the way you want it to go.
However, if you can ‘dance’ to any beat at any moment, then you’re in tune with anything.