growth mindset

March 2019

1-min Read: Top Performance Is Impossible Without A Trained Mind

By |2018-12-10T13:25:59+00:00March 14th, 2019|

We all know that good old Nike slogan: Just do it. You might also know that, for all its simplicity, this piece of advice is often hard to follow. Why? Negative thinking stops us from reaching top performance. It’s funny how our thoughts seem to impact us precisely the way we don’t want them to. If, [...]

1-min Read: The Power Of Purpose

By |2018-12-10T13:25:38+00:00March 7th, 2019|

It’s every kid’s dream to be a superhero with incredible strength and dazzling powers. And, as it turns out, the realization of such a dream might not only belong to science fiction. That’s because fatigue and the physical limits of your body actually only exist in your head. In other words, you’re capable of actions [...]

February 2019

1-min Read: Training Your Body And Your Mind Go Hand In Hand

By |2018-12-10T13:25:09+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Training your body and your mind go hand in hand when it comes to achieving your goals as an athlete. Positive attitudes you have toward yourself and your progress have a powerful influence on your performance. Learning to accept failure, set goals and slow down will help you to center yourself and unlock your full [...]

1-min Read: The Importance Of Rest For Peak Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:24:19+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Have you ever wondered why so many people have their best ideas while walking, showering or sleeping? It’s in large part because such restful times allow the brain to step out of the linear thought process. After all, when you’re actively working, your conscious mind reigns supreme. It functions in a linear “if-then” kind of [...]

1-min Read: Multitasking Is Inefficient – Focus On One Task At The Time

By |2018-12-10T13:40:59+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Do you love multitasking and consider it the most efficient way to get things done? Well, if you do, it’s time to change your ways. That’s because countless studies have found that both the quality and quantity of work suffers when people do multiple things at once. Just take research from the University of [...]

1-min Read: How Stress Can Stimulate Growth

By |2018-12-10T13:21:36+00:00February 7th, 2019|

In 1934, the endocrinologist Hans Selye did an experiment in which he injected ovarian extracts into rats. The rats reacted strongly, and he believed that he had discovered a new sex hormone. But he soon realized that he was wrong. In reality, the rats responded precisely the same way to any injection. The experiment just shows that [...]

January 2019

1-min Read: Self-Confidence and It Impact In Sports Accomplishments

By |2019-03-11T22:59:44+00:00January 31st, 2019|

In the book Learning, Remembering, Believing: Enhancing Human Performance, it was stated that self-confidence is the “central mediating construct of achievement strivings.” It is both a motivator and a regulator of one’s behavior. In sports, it is a judgment of one’s ability to perform and accomplish a goal. Sports Psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor says [...]

1-min Read: Focused Training for Higher Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:20:40+00:00January 24th, 2019|

Researchers agree that focusing on one task at a time is more effective than multitasking. The best way to focus is to “work for long blocks of time without any interruptions,” says mental trainer and writer Patrik Edblad on Better Humans. Another research published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes supports this as [...]

1-min Read: The Key to Long-Term Commitment in Sports

By |2018-12-10T13:20:04+00:00January 17th, 2019|

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, may be the key to development, according to a Forbes article. Leadership IQ’s founder Mark Murphy says HARD goals are “heartfelt, animated, required and difficult.” Goals should push you to step out of your comfort zone to be able to perform better and achieve more. Goals have to be [...]

1-min Read: Tenacity And Enthusiasm Against Competition Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:19:26+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Confidence and optimism are great for getting you moving when things get tough, but to keep moving forward despite constant pressure, you’ll also need tenacity. Tenacity comes into play when there is a goal for which you want to strive. Because when you’re working to achieve something you want, you’ll put up with challenges and [...]