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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Gymnast Mindset Pillars

1. Do gymnastics because YOU want to. Your happiness and well being trumps success. If gymnastics is not in your heart than do something else. Don’t do it for other people. 2. Focus on the process, not the outcome. If you keep improving each day, wins and titles will take care of themselves. If you focus only…

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10 Qualities of a Winner

1. A winner doesn’t make excuses. Its easy to find reasons to miss practices and workouts. Winners find reasons to attend them even when conditions are not ideal. 2. A winner maintains a White Belt Mentality. Winners know that they can learn something from everyone. They aren’t too proud to learn from people who are not “on their level.”…

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