The very first thing you have to do is accept you aren’t in a place you want to be AND you want to do something about it.
Struggling and Tolerating
Many athletes struggle but think things will get better, things will change and struggling is part of the job. They tolerate and try to shoulder the burden and anxiety. They try to figure it out themselves or ask family and friends for their advice, which is nice, but unless your family and friends have the skills necessary to help you, the frustrations will linger.
Yet those few people who thrive, know differently.
They know a moment of crisis needs to be dealt with because if it isn’t the path to self-destruction isn’t too far away.
They know they need to do something about it!
You deserve to thrive again
Consider what you’ve been through to get to where you are as a professional athlete
You’ve spent hours, days, weeks, months, years, developing your physical and technical abilities to get you to where you are today.
You’ve challenged yourself, pushed yourself and lived a life, very few people on the planet can say they lived.
Perhaps you’ve had great sponsorship
Perhaps you’re very well paid
Perhaps you’ve won awards
Perhaps you’ve even won a World Cup and been number 1 in the world?
But something changed
Something isn’t right and when was the last time you had mental performance training?
I didn’t think so.
There is no club, NGB, college or university that trains you in mental performance coaching
Listen, I’ve spoken to current and former professionals and one thing they all say is they wished they had reached out sooner rather than later, or had someone they could trust, to contact in that moment of crisis.
You always have options. You always have other perspectives to consider, but most of the time, these choices and options are either hidden from you as others try to manipulate you, or you are that stressed out, you can’t see the answer, even it came up behind you and kicked you in the ass!
How Can I Help You?
I can help you by listening to you without judging
I can help you by understanding your situation
I can help you by understanding you and not using jargon that just confuses you
I can help you understand how to move forward quickly in a discreet and confidential manner.
Only you and I need to know what’s said between us because once you’re thriving again, others will benefit from your improved performance including your family, team-mates, coach and others who put their faith in you like the fans.
If you know someone who is in a crisis moment, and you know this by their mood change and poor performance, let them know you can help by asking them to read this post then click here to start moving away from stress and towards thriving