“Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.”Dr Henry Cloud
If you’re not improving, what are you doing?
The player you are today is not the same as the player you were before Corona hit us.
You went from playing and training consistently, competing against your team mates and other teams, to training alone.
Your mindset shifted as your routine shifted.
But what does this mean for your future?
What does that mean to your ability?
Have you improved or lost a step? How do you know?
During the season with consistent training and playing, you gauge your ability based on how your opposition and team mates play and will rank yourself amongst your peers in various categories.
How fast you are, how tall you are, how skilled you are, how smart you are, how strong you are and so on.
You’ll have an idea of where you fit into the team.
Let me ask you a question.
Be honest with yourself
Before Corona locked us down, were you enjoying your time on the team?
If you answered yes, that tells me you were satisfied with your contribution and accepted your role on the team.
If you answered no, that tells me you want things to change.
You’ve had opportunity to improve during lockdown so what have you been doing about it?
Again be honest with yourself.
Have you stepped up your game and set a training schedule to help you
Or have you fallen into poor habits and been lackadaisical in your approach?
I understand through specific training in NLP, CBT, Emotional Intelligence and experience, you can improve quickly when you shift your mind.
For the uninitiated, this concept can seem unreal or pointless so little attention is paid to knowing more so let me try to convince you otherwise because you deserve to know how to improve.
It’s my passion to help struggling athletes understand the power of the mind, so they can improve their situation and continue to do well in the sport that allows their passion to thrive. Currently I’m helping three athletes, two from football and one from golf, to improve their situation.
To give you a taste of what can be achieved, let me share these tips:-
A simple conversation can break down mental barriers that are limiting your potential. One player was feeling anxious and lost but we created a simple sentence to ask his manager. This removed the anxiety and gave him clarity.
Your perception is only one perception of your reality but when you shift your perception, you can improve your ability quickly. You may be good, but I know you can be better. One player I’m working with has recently started a six week program of shifting perception to gain a psychological advantage over opponents and in the competitive nature of football, gaining an edge over your competitors is essential to your survival as a professional player.
Self talk or your inner voice will drive you to success, mediocrity or failure.
The lesson here is simple. Our behaviours and perceptions are learned from various experiences in our lives. The brilliant thing is because it’s learned we can unlearn these behaviours and perceptions and create more appropriate and purposeful ones.
The first thing you have to do to create change is having a reason to change.
What’s your reason to change?
If this blog has intrigued you and you want to know more, get in touch and I’d be happy to share more with you. Perhaps your curious to learn what it’s all about, how it works, what you can do right now and if it’s worth your time.
As a specialist coach, helping people like you improve is what I do best so allow me to help you be your best.
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