Entries by Editor WMPC

The Importance of Effective Goal-Setting

‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’– Antoine de Saint-Exuperys Goal-Setting is one of the most useful skills that are taught in mental training. Goals provide performers with a purpose, direction, and a standard for measuring their progress. Success, growth, and peak performance is determined by how well an athlete or performer has […]

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Maintaining Consistency with Our Performance

We have all heard at one point or another that Consistency is the secret to long-term success. Yet, with knowing this we still struggle with trying to lock it down. Well, to be very blunt, there is no long lost secret to achieving Consistency, it is something that we must embrace and ACT upon everyday. […]

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Concentration – The Executive Mental Skill

Concentration can be referred to as the Executive Mental Training Skill because to some degree it controls all of the other mental training skills (Karageorghis & Terry, 2011). Effective concentration allows athletes to apply appropriate attention to internal and external stimuli in the performance domain (Perry, 2005). When concentration is interrupted, our attention for an […]

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Quieting the Inner Critic – Transforming Negative Self-Talk

How we talk to ourselves affects our performance – we all talk to ourselves, whether we realize it or not. Successful performers know how to use self-talk to help them enter their optimal zone of performance. If we understand self-talk and how it affects performance, we can use it to meet our goals. The more […]

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Sport Psychology vs. Mental Training

What is Sport Psychology & Mental Skills Training? Wade Wilson, PhD – Wilson & Associates Mental Performance Consulting As a discipline, sport psychology looks at ways in which the mind can influence athletic performance. Mental-training techniques can be used to improve performance and overall quality of life, not only in athletics but also in most […]