Will Power vs. Want Power

What sounds more motivating to you? “I want to go work out"? Or "I have to go work out?”

While there are many philosophies about the purpose of life, it is safe to assume that one of the main purposes of life is for humans to be happy. But what causes or creates happiness? This of course varies from person to person, but the one constant is that people are usually their happiest when they are doing the things that they want to do; the things they are passionate about; the things that enrich their lives.

We all have the power to choose and create whatever our heart desires. We hold the power to decide what we want, and then simply move toward it.

Want Power

Want Power is the pursuit of things that make us happy, independent of what others think or want for us. Dr. Seuss had something simple, yet very powerful to say about this:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind."

This is so true.

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How To Practice In Your Mind

Imagine if you could cut your practice time for any sport or activity in half and still improve. Would you do it?   

Professionals say that it takes roughly 3,000 swings of the golf club to change your swing so that it becomes natural. That's a lot of swings and a lot of time! What if you could construct and visualize the perfect swing over and over again in your mind instead of actually physically swinging the club that many times?

Visual imagery, or mental rehearsal, is a memory technique that involves constructing mental images when learning new information in order to be able to better recall the information later.

Visualization is very powerful. Thinking and visualizing negative scenarios can cause you to underperform by creating head trash that will lead you in the wrong direction. However, positive visualization primes your mind and body for success by imprinting successful outcomes in your mind. The more you can imagine successful ...

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Parents Are The Key!

 

Parent's Are the Key

Hey Parents! I know it's often difficult to know when to step in and when to butt out when your child is an athlete.  It’s hard to know how hard you should push them, should you help them with skill development, how best to support them, what hidden messages you are sending and what you should and should and shouldn’t say after they lose.  

 

We have found that parents' behaviors and attitudes are almost always the key difference between successful and unsuccessful athletic experiences. Parents should focus their energy on areas where they can support their athlete. 

 

One of those areas is helping your child develop and implement their PreCompetition Routine to achieve THEIR Peak Performance.

 

Consistent Preparation Leads to Consistent Play

Consistent preparation leading up to a competition is a major contributor to your student-athlete getting consistent results. This consistent preparation...

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Consistency is Key Part 1

I have worked with athletes at all levels of sport, from juniors to collegians to pros and Olympians, and a major area that I help them to achieve is consistency in their competitive performances. So many athletes have big swings in their performances from great one week to mediocre, to even lousy the next week. 

In this two-part blog post, I will first discuss the importance of consistency in everything you do. Part 2 will focus on bringing that same level of consistency into preparing for your competition and how to construct your routine.

Consistency is the one thing that separates the very best in every sport from the rest. The best athletes in the world are able to perform at a consistently high-level day in and day out, week in and week out for months and even years. 

Performing at a consistently high level under the most challenging conditions is the goal toward which I believe all athletes, whatever your ability or sport, should aspire to attain.  ...

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