Mentally tough athletes tend to have very positive attitudes.
Here is our top ten
1. Push through
They encounter challenges like everyone else, but when the trials come, they push through. The strongest athletes enjoy the challenges because they know they’ll gain mental strength conquering them. The first key to becoming mentally tough is realising that challenges will come. The second step is tackling them head-on.
Pre-competition visualisation is as simple as closing your eyes and riding a lap / taking a shot / swimming a length in your head.
The more detailed you are, the better you’ll perform . Envision getting, completing the perfect shot/ swing/ lap/ goal. That way, if you do get it right, you’ll feel like you belong at the front and won’t get tight. Also, envision having a bad shot/ swing/ or missed goal, and plan two or three different alternate options. Doing visualisation mentally in your head prepares your mind and body for what it’s about to encounter.
This is why we created and are successful with our RIFEE as it’s a way to develop a simple procedure than assists visualisation..
Everybody who competes makes mistakes, especially if they’re trying to win. It’s easy to get frustrated about a missed opportunity, but it’s important not to dwell on it.
Getting frustrated only leads to negative thoughts and more mistakes.
The best athletes can forgive themselves for the mishap no matter how big or small it was—and rebound from it. There are many examples of athletes who have had a big upset only to rebounded to win the main event.
4. Setting goals
Set goals you want to achieve and have a plan of attack for each day to accomplish them. Goals give you something to shoot for and a reason to push through resistance. Reasonable and achievable goals have a huge impact on your mental strength. When you accomplish a realistic goal, you’ll gain confidence.
Most people aren’t naturally confident.
By accurately assessing your abilities, working to improve them and then doing the reps, you will build confidence.
6. Selective memory
Selective memory means that you only remember what you want to remember, leaving out anything unpleasant.
A good athlete has selective memory. They will remember how it felt to win.
They will remember exactly what they did with they last won. But, they will block out the failures, the pain and the injuries. Those memories can haunt a athlete If they let it get to them. To be great in a sport , you have to choose to block out the bad memories and remember the good ones.
It’s harder to be mentally strong if you aren’t physically strong.
Whether you are 14 or 40, a Novice or Pro, with the latest equipment or the basic, you will still benefit from a regimented training program.
Each athlete should train his / her body for the level of exertion they will endure. That doesn’t mean that you need to hit the gym each and every day but you need to show up in as good a physical shape as possible with your busy life.
(when you become semi or fully professional then you will be at the gym / training ground daily)
8. Worry less
Don’t worry about what your competition is doing, how trick their kit is are or how fancy their clothing is. What’s the point? Only worry about yourself, what you can control and what you can do better. Don’t give the edge to your competition before the competition starts. Focus on having the best event you are capable of and let the cards fall where they may. You should be humble enough to learn from your competition—learn from both the winners, but also the other competitors, (everyone does something different)
Don’t psych yourself out with envy.
9. Forget pressure
All athletes —from Novices to National Champions—have to face pressure.
Pressure can motivate some people, but just as many crack under it. The key to overcoming this issue is to forget the dream goal and focus on what you can actually do to achieve it. Stop thinking about winning, and start thinking about competing to the best of your ability.
10. Make the best of it
You’re always going to wish you had more time or money. But, Truth is, you’ll never be fully ready. There is always someone with more time, money, resources or skills. The fun part is trying to beat that person…
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