Mental Toughness Challenge #1: How to Achieve Regular Performance Success
Improving performance is the key goal of all athletes, regardless of the sport. Most athletes spend significant time working on physical skills and assume that the physical training and skill refinement will ultimately have an impact on mental skills, focus and confidence.
The reality is, however, that you must establish daily objectives for both technical and mental performance improvement. Once you’ve taken the time to write down your goals, the next step is to actually stick to the game plan. Remember, it will take at least 90 days for you to translate these new objectives into habits. Establishing this new routine could be as simple as keeping a daily journal to mark your goals and then review your progress.
You may find yourself slipping back into your “old” routine, but it is important that you re-group, and work to toward both physical *and* mental goals.
My challenge for you is to take the time to focus on consistently repeated success to build your confidence.
Ask yourself: What three elements of execution could I improve upon? What are my three biggest mental strengths today? What mental areas do I wish to improve upon tomorrow?
Each and every day when you answer the above questions and set your goals for the next day be sure to reward yourself for taking the action needed to improve your game, both on a technical and mental level! Most importantly allow yourself the time to become familiar with your new practice or routine which include techniques to improve your mental toughness.
Struggling to set up a mental program that will help you achieve your technical goals?
Send me a question by going to the “contact us” page at www.protexsports.com. I will then arrange time to talk with you on the phone and help you better understand the mental challenges which need work to improve in your sport.