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Funny Things People Say About Mental Game Training

No doubt that when it comes to a person’s weaknesses the last thing someone wants to do is advertise them. But let’s look at this a bit closer. Any of the following are considered weaknesses in sports: trouble dribbling to your left; hitting high and inside pitches; finishing with a blazing kick; or hitting from the rough;

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Just One More Revisited

I wrote about my Just One More Approach years ago and included it as one Excuse Buster strategy in “Coach I didn’t run because…” It is simple. It is effective. It can maintain momentum by keeping the focus on doing the right things and not resting on one’s laurels. It can stop losing streaks by keeping

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Failing is a Part of Greatness

“I failed over and over, that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA 6 time World Champion He missed 9000 shots, missed 26 game winning shots, lost 300 games. This well known quote by Michael Jordan and the tagline often punctuates an effort to get people overcome their fear of failure. Yet our culture continues to

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3-Step Distraction Control

In the last post I gave an overview of how distractions decrease performance. Multitasking  is really organized distraction and actually decreases performance by 40%. Multi-tasking is only an illusion of increasing productivity. Instead of a full focus on a single task, we attempt to focus on one task and refocus on another (repeatedly). One task is a

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Performance Declines with Distractions

Dealing with distractions is a part of life. Effectively doing so however is infrequent. It’s not really new news but ongoing research demonstrates the negative effects of distractions and multi-tasking. Researchers have found that switching from one task to another makes it difficult to tune out distractions and can cause mental blocks that can slow down

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Dieting Success – Part II – Process Goals

This is the second of a two-part post on increasing weight management and nutrition related success. Part I. Many people set goals for weight/body fat content in their pursuit or maintenance of fitness. Diets of every kind are notorious for failing to modify eating habits (and maintaining weight loss). Psychologically that amounts to loss. You go

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Dieting Success – Part I – Reframing

This is the first of a two-part post on increasing weight management and nutrition related success. Many people set goals for weight/body fat content in their pursuit or maintenance of fitness. Diets of every kind are notorious for failing to modify eating habits (and maintaining weight loss). A primary reason is that dieting is a

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Feelings of Fear

Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of embarrassment. Fear for your life. Fear. Fear is an emotion we experience when we are faced with a challenge or threat (real or imagined) that we interpret to have the potential to harm us. That harm can be physical or emotional (ego). In the realm of athletics there

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Road to Return to Action – Requires Taking Action!

One of the keys to expediting a return to your sport while injured or sick is our attitude and mental focus. It has been shown that those who demonstrate a more positive outlook and learn to focus on controlling the controllables recover faster. It has also been shown that those with clear goals to move

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