How to Regain Control of your Energy

 Think back to the moments leading up to a big game or performance. Think about the atmosphere in the locker room. Think about how people moved around. Before a competition or performance, you tend to see a lot of nervous energy. People become fidget and pace. They develop distinctive quirks and twitches They develop a tunnel…

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​What to Focus on When You play

 In competition, focus is best spent on the present moment- on actions. Thinking about past successes or failures will distract you from your mission. Your mission is whatever you have to do right now, not a few moments ago, not a few seconds from now, much less the end of the competition- but right NOW. Think…

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perfectionism in basketball kills performance

The owner and CEO of Z-Winning Mindset’s Master’s Degree Thesis topic was published: Anxiety and Perfectionism in High School Athletes. There are not many Psychology scholarly articles on one sport specific athlete. There was usually a mixture of different types of athletes within the studies. Here are the results in simplest terms. We know that…

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action beats inaction

When in doubt, err on the side of taking action. Sometimes you are forced to make a difficult decision. You have information supporting you, “going for it.” And you have conflicting information supporting, “not doing anything.”a.      What do you think is stopping you?b.     It is scared of getting hurt?c.      Unsure what is the right choice?d.      Don’t…

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