The countdown to Nationals continues! With only five practices and ten days until we head to Disney World, the stress is high for our athletes to perform their best. I remind my athletes that it is not enough to just do your routine, but you need to be mentally tough.
Mental toughness is defined as “having the psychological edge that allows one to perform at peak maximum effort and efficiency during the demands that are placed on them during training, practice, or competition. Specifically, when the demands are greatest or the conditions become adverse.” (Posey) Once you are able to convince your mind that you are capable of hitting your routine, nothing will stop you! Don’t just think you can do something, know you can!
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it as long as you really BELIEVE 100%!”
Check out this great article on Mental Toughness!
Posey, Mike . “What is Mental Toughness and Why is it Important?.” The official website of the International Mental Game Coaching Association . N.p.. Web. 3 Mar 2014. <http://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/IMGCAArticles/MentalToughness/ImportanceOfMentalToughness.html>.
We will see you next week for more Motivation by Emily!