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The old way is to distract or find some willpower to push through the negative emotions. The new way is to MASTER your emotional responses and own them. This video gives you the only permanent solution. Everything else is temporary!
Did you know that 90% of all athletes, young and old, experience performance anxiety that holds them back from playing their best? Well, what is performance anxiety? It's simply FEAR and this is what causes all the negative self-talk, weak discipline, and nervousness that destroys performances.
When I ask athletes what are you afraid of, they almost always respond with something like: failing, making a mistake, or choking in competition.
And then I ask them what is so bad about those things? I usually get something like: "I'll feel like a failure, I'll be disappointed, and I'll be embarrassed." All of those are emotions and if we keep breaking it down further, we learn that emotions are nothing more than chemicals our body makes.
What if athletes stopped fearing their emotions and learned to master them instead?
You got it, Fear goes away...and so does performance anxiety. This is very do-able. You can start with an attitude about failing or making mistakes that says: "Bring it all on, I can handle anything."
I'm Craig Sigl, the mental toughness trainer teaching athletes how to master the pressure in 6 steps...for sports AND life.
Here's an example of a 15 year old athlete that has done just that.
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