I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for helping me turn my game around. I had the athletic down but I didn’t have my thoughts in control.
WHAT IS MENTAL TOUGHNESS?
What’s mental toughness to me? It’s a very important part of sports; I’d say it’s about 50% of the battle. I was searching for something to help me with my thoughts because I used to think negatively and barely have any confidence, but when I ran into these tapes I knew they would help me. They taught me so much about being mentally positive and what I could do to help my play. The tapes even told me stories of professional athletes that had my same problems and what they did to solve it or that were super mentally tough. These tapes are so good I’d recommend them.
WHAT WERE YOU LIKE BEFORE?
Before these tapes, I used to feel like I was about to give a school class presentation, I got super flush and nervous before a game. I had an overwhelming feeling and pressure that I had to be perfect. I was so hard on myself and I couldn’t get the little mistakes out of my head. Now I’m a positive and confident player thanks to my mentally tough mind. Also now if I make a mistake, I bounce back, not letting it affect me. These tapes also taught me about my power brain. My power brain is the part of my brain that tells me what to do. So before games I think back to some stuff I did very well and told my power brain to duplicate it. I’ve learned that you can’t get mad at what you can’t control like the refs or weather, you just got to go and give it your all because the more you put into your sport, the more you get out.
HOW DID THIS PROGRAM CHANGED YOU?
There are a lot of things that stood out to me, but this one story that these tapes shared really hit me. Doctors used to think that it’s physically impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes, but this kid proved them wrong and ran a mile in less! Remember you can do the impossible. This message was very important to me. Also another thing that helped me the most was the rubber band method, which is where you wear a rubber band or a hair tie on your wrist and whenever you say something negative in your head you snap yourself and it hurts just enough to have you learn not to put yourself down like that. This helped so much and I used to not even realize that I was putting myself down, but now whenever I say negative stuff I realize and fix it.
-Karly Feis-White in Eugene, Oregon