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Sports Psychology and Fear of Failure in Athletes

One of my mental coaching students, Joe (not his real name) had a unique gift (or so he thought). Since he was overly concerned with what other people thought (coach, teammates, parents, spectators, etc.) about his performance, he often engaged in a process I call mind reading when performing.

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The Various Ways You Can Build Up Your Mental Toughness

Always remember there would be certain things that would be beyond your control, it is prudent that you stop fussing about them. Letting go of the past is a wise thing to do, while learning from your past mistakes at the same time.

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Mental Toughness for Athletes – How to Remove Self-Doubt

I recently worked with a high school athlete who was plagued by those nasty inner gremlins. You know the type – that little guy or gal inside your head who would not shut up and kept asking irrelevant questions. This kept my student from developing confidence and playing to his ability.

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Applying Mental Toughness Daily is Not Easy

Sports psychology experts often talk about the importance of learning mental toughness to improve your performance. However, my 15 years of teaching the mental game to students makes me think that understanding mental toughness skills is not the whole enchilada. To be successful with mental toughness training, athletes must learn how to apply it.

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Women and Self-Defense Classes: The Fallacy of Self Defense for Women

Women's self-defense classes, seminars and videos are short-changing women. The idea that women can learn to defend themselves against men, without training with men, is simply false.

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Athletics and mental toughness

In any sport, athletics, recreational, or combat, mental toughness is a prerequisite. What is the one shift that will double your mental toughness?

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How to Achieve Mental Toughness, Naturally?

Mental toughness is different for everyone. It is an abstract quality, but, it is related to small physical wins. Learn how you can extract and achieve greater results.

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Take Confident Action for Mental Toughness

Are you in control of your own level of confidence prior to competition? Do you know how to harness the power of a confident mindset quickly when needed?

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Find Your Perfect Tennis Partner

Tennis is one of the most popular sports these days. It is a great exercise. It will keep you moving, stretching and give your body work out. If you ask some of tennis enthusiasts what he thinks of tennis, you will get the answer that tennis has become a part of his life because it is easy to learn and the rules are not complicated. Tennis requires more mental toughness and mental alertness than any other sport. More important of all is that you will bust your overall strength and condition.

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Champions Focus: Mental Toughness Under the Gun

How well do you focus when under pressure? Does your focus wander to the what ifs? What if I don't get it done and blow a lead or embarrass myself?

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Sports Psychology and Athletes Who Worry About What Others Think

One big challenge for many athletes today is the fact that they worry so much about what others think when they perform that it becomes a huge distraction.

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Effortless Peak Performance Training

Athletic performance is usually measured by such parameters as weight lifted to determine strength, seconds or minutes a certain distance is run to determine speed and overall time of a particular workout to determine endurance. Very little attention is spent measuring mental toughness because this parameter is not easily measured and consequently is very difficult to determine.

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