Redefine Success and Failure

One of my favorite parts of the Gymnast Mindset program is the part where we redefine success and failure. It’s something that we take a much deeper dive into when we’re working with teams or individual gymnasts because it is an important concept, and it is one that needs to be personalized on a case…

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The Problem of Overthinking

  Something that comes up quite often as we are working with these gymnasts through the Gymnast Mindset program is this problem of overthinking. And the problem with overthinking is that it results in mental blocks. It leads to mental fatigue and makes the sport a lot less enjoyable. Overthinking can be a very difficult…

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Ditch Your Excuses Now

How many times have you blamed mistakes, falls, and losses on some external source? The crowd distracted me. Warm ups were too rushed. The bars were too bouncy. The beam had too much chalk on it. Etc, etc, etc. There are endless ways to make excuses, but those excuses don’t get you anywhere. Don’t let…

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A Happier Route to Success

Being nervous, anxious, worried, or scared has a predictable affect on your mind. Tunnel vision sets in. You revert to your most rehearsed behaviors for safety. You second-guess yourself. You become literal-minded. Have you ever tried telling a joke or being sarcastic with someone who is in this state of mind? Notice how they don’t…

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