Take a moment and try to think about What makes the difference between coming in first, second, and fifth? Is it the talent? Is it the technique? Or Is it the physical ability?
Of course, it is about having all these criteria, yet without adopting the right mindset, none of them would actually matter. Mindset is a key factor for easy success and the main ingredient that closes the gap!
Having the right mindset, allows sports players to easily get to the winning spot they passionately dream of.
Psychology suggests that self-confidence, or trusting in your own abilities, in other words, is a key element in sports performance.
From interviews and research, we now understand that self-talk fills an important part of that confidence. But it is the constructive self-talk itself that can effortlessly help athletes enhance focus, moderate output, and control thinking, and emotions, to automatically trigger the desired execution.
Based on the premise that what you think influences your actions, self-talk strategies have been developed to fluidly direct and facilitate human performance.