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Your mind has a profound impact on performance. Never leave your mind, how you think, up to chance. Be mentally prepared for any performance, rehearsal and practice. Every performer is looking for the mental edge. It is up to you to cultivate it, or you will feel the power of a directed mind in your oponent.
Negative thinking is contagious and can have lasting effects on how well you perform on the field, in the testing room or on stage. Unless you are very clear with how you approach a performance, the problems inherent of your field, and what you bring to the experience, you can easily become involved with the rantings of teammates, coaches, friends, family, and fans. If you believe that failure and pending doom are around the corner and you attempt to 'think' positive, you are putting icing on a cardboard box. No amount of affirmation will help you.
You hear that positive thinking is the best approach. Is it? Consider this- Positive, powerful thinking comes from core level beliefs you have about yourself as a performer, not flimsy affirmations or wishful thinking.
Positive thinking, the flip side of negative thinking, is considered to be powerful in its own right, however, positive thinking tends to be goal oriented and is definitely a good directive for training and rehearsals. I am referring to the old adage, "I can do it!" "I can do it!"
Positive thinking may not be true, at least according to what you believe. You can chant, I'm the best! I'm the best! but if it doesn't come from a place of power, a position of true grit, again, flimsy cardboard box. Again, positive, powerful thinking drives the body into the performance with greater precision, confidence, and force. You know and trust you can perform at your best, and choose to learn from errors, mistakes and off days.
You could be forever stuck in the training ground of learning and not a full fledged competitor. This training mindset does not lift you in the compeititors circle. You cannot analyze and think when you are competing. This is the training mindset and how you know if you are stuck, "I'll try to remember that play." "If I mess up, then I'll be very upset." "
You want to trust in the force of your activated body-mind to maximize your skills.
Confidence must be in motion prior to performance ... It surges. You feel it. You are faithful to your exceptional thinking, your guidelines, and philosophies. Every athlete or performer reports that they 'knew' or 'trusted' or 'felt' the play or performance prior to the achievement. That is the feel of the competitive spirit.
There are basic principles you want adhere to no matter what. You do not wait to score a basket to feel good, to be confident. You remain in a 'good' state whether you miss the mark or make it.You choose to learn from error and strive toward excellence. Perfection does not exist, only in the mind of the trainee.
What are your philosophies? Do you have a grounding philosophy taht no matter what happens you can keep your focus?
Where does your mind go as you play through a game? Some players speak of mini-anxiety surges when an error or miss occurs, and then the negative, or attempt at, positive thinking kicks in with little effect. This spiral can spin a player into despair. Then the force of the negative mind and the voices outside (fans and coaches) can also feed a tale of defeat.
Here is how I can help you:
- Establish Flash Powered Learning Routines
- Heal from Injuries Faster
- Set Preperformance Strategies
- Discover How To Ease into Zone Experiences
- Crystallize Holographic Visualizations
- Manage Stress and Release Bold Confidence
- Establish Habits for Dymanic Performances