What if you could train your mind to be in the best possible state on cue, would you benefit from that?
Imagine being able to consistently go into competition with your 'game' head on.
You know the one I am talking about.
The one where you don't care who you are facing, you don't care how they show up, you are NOT interested.
The reason is, because it does not matter. You are going to do what you do, regardless of who tries to get in your way.
How often do you show up in with that mindset now? 30%? 50%? 70%?
That is the difference between being good and being great. The difference between being a solid performer and an elite performer.
Elite performers deliver every single time. They rarely have a bad performance.
Of course they sometimes lose. That will happen to everybody.
But they still show up and fight, they give their all, the do their best and they do it consistently.
And most of the time, their best is good enough and that is why they are elite.
By the way, do they just show up for competition or do they show up for training every single day?
That is the difference. It is a habit. Ingrained.
But how do you learn to do that if that is not your habit currently?
I tell you what you do. You develop a pre-performance routine. Something I help my clients do in my work as sports psychology consultant.
Most peoples routines are inconsistent, lack focus and lack the building blocks needed to ensure you lock into that winning mindset you know is within you.
The best athletes have this mastered.
Do not leave it to chance. I see this far too often. One week they turn up, the next they don't. You cannot afford this to happen if you want to achieve something. You need to deliver no matter what and the great news is, it can be learned.
Oh and by the way, I am not talking about superstitions here. I'll save that one for another article but they are completely different.
Superstitions often prevent people from performing well if anything. But well designed pre-performance routines help you train your mindset to deliver when it matters.
Contact me if you are interested in learning more about how to design a pre-performance routine that will set your focus levels and concentration on fire.
And watch this video of motivational speaker and Michael Jordan's trainer to learn more about focus.
Martin Robert Hall - Motivational Speaker and Sports Psychology Consultant