Are you competing at the level you are capable of on a consistent basis? Do you find yourself regularly beating yourself rather than having your competition beat you? Are you one of those people who are awesome in practice but freezes up when it comes to games?
If these questions hit home for you or someone you know, chances are that they’ve never understood the importance of working on the mental game. Most athletes train hard in the weight room and on the field of play but they rarely work out the most important weapon in their arsenal – the 6 inches between their ears.
If you ask any professional athlete what’s the most critical and challenging part of their sport, 99% of the time they will respond by saying the mental game. So why do we as athletes fall to devaluing this part of our game? Because it’s not glamorous. It’s what happens behind the scenes and requires lots of dedication. Sitting by yourself and visualizing your success, writing your daily plan into a journal and holding yourself accountable are things which coaches may talk about but rarely show athletes because they don’t have time, haven’t been trained, or take for granted. Being successful is at least 50% mental and by some reports even higher yet we spend less than 5% of our time working on our mental discipline.
Just like getting into physical shape, I can work with you to get your mental game in line to give you a winning edge. Self confidence, mastery of fear/self doubt, decision making, focus, and goal setting will all be part of our discussion when creating a game plan to help put you on the right path.
“The price for success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi