Posts Tagged 'Confidence'

Garcia’s New Confidence Leads to Masters Win

As Sergio Garcia prepared for yet another attempt to win his first major championship, his soon to be wife Angela Akin handed him a stack of letters. Each one was a hand written note on green paper (symbolizing the green jacket for Master’s winners).

The letters came from friends and family members from Texas all the way to Spain, his home country. The addressed two key points: why they loved him and why they thought they knew he could win.

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Summitt’s 3 Keys to More Powerful Mental Imagery

In a recent ESPN documentary http://espn.go.com, former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt http://www.patsummitt.org was profiled. Having lost in the Final 4 several times, during the run up to her first championship, she was committed to do things differently and leave no stone unturned.

She gathered her team on the day off before the title game and had them all lie on the gym floor. Then she took them through a guided mental imagery exercise where she asked them ...

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3 Proven Methods to Guard Against Over-Confidence

With NCAA March Madness upon us, the heavy favorites will be on guard against having over-confidence. Self confidence can be defined as an athlete’s belief that he or she can perform difficult tasks under certain conditions.  Overconfidence develops when they misjudge those conditions.  They tend to pay less attention to detail, ignore critical information and lack focus both before and during the competition.  These combined factors set the stage for losing to an over-matched opponent.

Over confidence appears in three ways.  ...

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