Performance = Potential – Interference
As I have mentioned countless times here on the site, in my training, and everywhere I speak:
FEAR is the #1 interference to performing to your potential…especially in competition.
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success
- Fear of disappointing others
- Fear of emotions
There is a sub-fear of those main fears above we can call ‘fear of loss of control’ which occurs regularly with athletes.
It gets triggered because of a belief program instilled in the sub-conscious mind that says: “If I can control things, then I can prevent the bad thing from happening.”
This is directly opposed to what every good coach teaches that you need to:
Trust your skills!
(Way to go coach/parent if you have preached this!)
In the video below, I did a little thought experiment with this and used a couple other stories to give you the (A) Awareness needed to eliminate this kind of interference.
Comment or ask me questions below to help you understand how to apply it to your sport…or life.
Let’s do this,
Mental Toughness Trainer