The Essence of Motivation

The Essence of Motivation

Why athletes do what they do is the essence of motivation. The most likely reason is that they enjoy doing it. The key driver to motivation is accomplishment, and this achievement to some athletes feel good.   The coach needs…

Embracing the Challenge

Embracing the Challenge

Mihayli Csikszentmihaly, the author of Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, noted, “Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival and more likely to improve the quality of life…

Great Athletes Possess Great Confidence

Great Athletes Possess Great Confidence

Great athletes have incredible beliefs in their ability to perform. “With hard work,” Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps noted, “with belief, with confidence, and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” Self-confidence equals success. Outstanding athletes are…

Self-Talk

Positive Self-Talk: “Why not say something positive about yourself?”

Words and thoughts we say to ourselves, commonly referred to as Self-Talk, can be used to direct attention to a particular thing to improve focus or in conjunction with other techniques. Our thoughts determine our feelings - our feelings determine…

Sport Performance

Feel Good About Your Sport Performance

Many great players have pursued honing a perfect technique in order to improve their consistency and improve results. Players like Tiger Woods and Serena Williams are perfectionists. They have learned how to get away with the “perfectionist mindset.” Sport Psychologist…