Talent and natural athletic abilities can only go so far. What sets a great athlete apart from a good athlete is their mentality. Giving time, dedication, and attention to the mindset has turned athletes into legends. Practice is crucial because it allows athletes to practice their mindset and mental skills and strengthen them before game time and competition. Great athletes put their egos aside and put their energy and time into challenging themselves. Ultimately, they allow their growth mindset to take the driver’s seat.
New levels of potential ignite when you train your mind to think purposefully, intentionally, and powerfully. There will be people who try to steal your dream. There will be people who speak negativity to try and tear you down. And there will be people who have the upper hand due to genetics. It’s important to strengthen your mindset and not let these people affect you.
Learn how to stay strong when things get difficult and push through any urge to give up. “Mindset” is a process where you push yourself to grow and allow yourself to push through discomfort. Additionally, mindset influences how you think, feel and behave in any situation. Your belief system about yourself impacts the outcome of success or failure. Our mental mindset is what drives behaviors, habits, and routines.
Learn tactics to focus on optimal performance and the greatest potential for reaching goals. You pay attention to what you know you need to do to improve and be your best, and you don’t let failure get in the way. Write your goals down daily. Hone in on the small steps you can take to get closer to your goals daily. Create the habits and routines that get you closer to the big-picture goals.
Gain skills on the power of visualizing performance, reducing anxiety, and being in the present moment. Through mindfulness, you remain focused on the present moment, not the past or future. Therefore, living their best efforts through handling pressure and creating consistency with performance. Did you know that our mind does not know the difference between what is real and what we intentionally visualize? Therefore, visualization is extremely powerful to bring your visions and desires to reality. Additionally, this strategy will reduce any tension and anxiety you’re feeling, boost your confidence, and enhance your performance.
Understand motivation and how you can find motivation even through moments of loss. Develop a vision for short-term goals and long-term goals to maintain motivation even in moments of defeat.
Learn positive self-talk and positive behaviors, especially when experiencing failure. This will allow for consistent performance and the ability to navigate adversity. Additionally, you’ll understand ways to truly believe in yourself and your athletic skills.
Embrace failure as a teaching opportunity and a chance for growth and to rise above. Learn from mistakes, but let go of them to protect self-confidence and motivation.
You get to choose how you show up. Therefore, confidence is a choice. Use a journal to keep track of your successes and your accomplishments, no matter how big or how small. Write down your greatest achievements and your most insignificant wins. Allow these to build your confidence and create a strong foundation. In the growth mindset, write down the areas you learned from your shortcomings and how you commit to improvements.
Gain skills to manage your emotional reactions during difficult situations and maintain an ability to bounce back from failures.
The ability to navigate adversity, stay strong in your passion, and persevere towards your long-term goals. Adversity doesn’t happen to you, but rather it happens for you. Ultimately, you are in control of how you respond and react. The focus remains on what is in your control and dominating them for high-performance results.
Gratitude is a powerful skill to execute daily to improve your mood and improve life outcomes (including sports). In your confidence journal, include a section where you can add a list of three things you’re grateful for that happened during the day.
The ability to recognize challenges before they even happen. Understand how to self-regulate to get things back on track.
Every person is different and has their own hopes and expectations from what they expect to benefit from seeing a sports coach. Below are some benefits you can hope to obtain in working with an intentionality coach for sports performance.
Our sessions are customized for the athlete. Individual sessions, and one-on-one coaching, aim to improve your mindset for optimal performance. The majority of the time, success requires support. That’s where sports performance coaching comes in. The skills you learn by strengthening your mentality carry from sports to everyday life. Unfortunately, athletes deal with the pressure of expectations, performance anxiety, confidence issues, mental blocks, fear, pressure from parents, and more.