Are You Looking Backwards or Forward in Your Sports?

You may be confused as to what I am trying to ask, but basically athletes tend to pay too much attention to either what just happened or to what will happen next. In either situation, what they often fail to do is to stay focused on the task in front of them. Peak performance is achieved when we pay attention to the current process feeling optimism and trust in our abilities. As easy as this …

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Is Having Expectations Helpful or Hurtful to Your Rerformance?

Athletes want to win every time they compete. It is in their competitive nature to work and compete hard in order to come on top and bring the prize home. Their wanting to win is often fueled by their own desires to win. They are super focused and are able to negotiate struggles that come along the way. They are very confident and come to compete expecting to win. Some people perceive them as arrogant …

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How Do Elite Athletes Close Matches?

It is often said that playing from behind is easier than having the lead going into the last phase of a match. It is correctly assumed that the leader is the one who has most of the stress as he/she feels the extra emotional burden to having to win giving his/her prime position to do so. However, how many times have we witnessed a leader giving up strokes, runs, or goals toward the end of …

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Happy New Year, 2016!!!!

Sports Mental Edge sincerely wishes that 2016 brings you happiness and prosperity. We will cheer for you as you embrace your dreams and accomplish your goals one step at the time. We all know that dreams are worth pursuing and, once achieved, the gratification is enormous. We also know that the road to achieve your dreams can become challenging, at times. That does not mean that they are not worth sticking with them. On the …

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Intrinsic Motivation to Achieve Your Peak Performance

We compete because we want to win. The inherent aspect of competition is that of doing one’s best to achieve the ultimate goal. When we were young, we were given rewards for just participating in an event; maybe it was a ribbon or a medal. Coaches and parents were thrilled to see us happy. In the process, we unconsciously learned that getting ribbons was a very pleasant experience worth repeating. As we grew up, we …

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