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by posted 05/08/2018
90 percent of performance is mental.

Grow Your Confidence and Develop your Edge over the Competition!

One of the most overused clich‚s in sport is that 90 percent of performance is mental. The problem is that 90 percent of coaches and athletes spend 100 percent of their time working on the physical and fundamental aspects related to their sport. They often neglect and ignore the one area that ultimately separates successful athletes from those who do not reach their full potential.

In reality, sport is 100 percent mental. Our thoughts influence our actions and our actions influence our thoughts. This never-ending cycle often leads athletes and coaches to attribute poor performance in practice and competition to thinking too much. 

Athletes hear comments all the time like: 

"Stop thinking and just play." 

"Clear your mind." 

"Relax, don't worry." 

"Concentrate! Focus! Pay Attention!" 

What do these statements really mean and how do you, as an athlete try to accomplish these difficult feats during the rigors of practice and in the heat of competition? 

Can someone really stop thinking? Can you simply clear your mind? How do you relax? When someone tells you to concentrate, focus and pay attention, what are you supposed to focus on, concentrate about, and pay attention to? 

Let's talk about Pink Elephants. 

Don't think of a Pink Elephant. 

Come on - don't let the picture of a Pink Elephant creep into your mind. 

Don't think of a Pink Elephant. 

What happens? 

You think of a Pink Elephant. 

Now try and clear your mind of that big, bright Pink Elephant. 

Stop thinking of that...Pink Elephant. 

What happens? 

You still have that image in your mind, I know you do. 

Why? 

Well, the brain does not know how to process and interpret the word "Don't". 

The brain only understands what comes after don't, which in this case is think of a.

Pink Elephant. 

In sports, a baseball or softball hitter often times tells themselves not to strike out before an at-bat, especially when they are in a slump and not hitting well. A quarterback may tell himself not to throw an interception on a critical play and then goes out and does exactly that. A soccer goalie will tell herself that she can't let the opposing team score a goal, and they do. 

Has this happened to you? Have you told yourself not to do something in sport and then it happens. Well, you are not alone.

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