The 2 Main Things that Determine Almost Everything in Life & Sport - PLUS 10 Things that Don't Require Any TALENT

'The 2 things in life you are in TOTAL control over are your ATTITUDE & EFFORT' - Billy Cox  ATTITUDE: The Choice We Have We know that positive attitude and positive thinking create positive energy allowing us the probability of experiencing…

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.…
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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,…
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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…

Thanksgiving: Connecting & Reminiscing with my Mentor and Friend

As Thanksgiving is here I wanted to post a personal story about being thankful: Last month I was able to connect with a very important person who opened my eyes to the possibility of a career in the Sport Psychology. This was the first time…
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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…

Why Mental Skills Training is Often Neglected & Common Myths of Sport Psychology

Many performers do not realize that it is the psychological factors that primarily account for their day-to-day fluctuations in performance. I am sure we have all heard the common sayings: “Sports are 90% mental and 10% physical” or “If…
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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…

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