In this video we look at not getting picked or not getting selected to a squad or team, how this can affect you mentally and how to effectively deal with not getting chosen. Many athletes don't get selected or aren't picked by coaches at some point in their career, but they learn how to deal with this setback in an effective way, so that they are more likely to get picked or selected next time around.
The ability to focus, concentrate well and avoid distractions when performing is essential in high performance sport, but we need to know how concentration works in order to improve our ability to concentrate in tough situations!
It's easy to become frustrated if things aren't going your way, but this frustration can have negative effects on your physical and mental effectiveness! I talk about having high but rational expectations and developing a professional response to frustrating situations.
In this post you'll find 3 things - a short & sharp review of building mental attributes, a practical psychology resource that you can download and use right now for free, and a great quote I've found relevant to high-performers. Enjoy
Have you ever been trash talked? Or have you ever had an opponent 'play games with you'? Trash talk and gamesmanship are a feature of competitive sport, there's no getting away from them - many athletes use trash talk to try and gain an advantage.
Do you talk to yourself? We all talk to ourselves most of the time, whether we are aware of it or not, but as an athlete your self talk can really have an effect on things like your confidence, motivation and concentration.
Do you find that worrying about your performance drains your energy before you even compete? Do you catch yourself worrying about all the possibilities or things that could go wrong?
Do you ever find that you perform better in training than you do in competition? Or that you focus on winning and believe in your ability to perform well, but you don't achieve the success you expect?
Evaluating your performance after competing can be a tricky task, often based on looking at the outcome or result to judge whether or not they performed well. This video discusses a simple way in which you can systematically evaluate all of your performance!
In this video we look at how to recover well after making a mistake when performing in your sport. Nobody likes making errors, but performing perfectly all of the time or without making any mistakes is pretty unrealistic.