When I was a swimmer in high school I was blessed to train for a world class coach. Coach Block trained us hard 20 hours a week, 42 weeks a year. Long after my swimming career ended our weekly mental training sessions continue to influence how I perform. Here is a lesson straight from my log book:
As pressure mounts there is such a tendency to avoid losing. To avoid this, I thought I might present you with some sure-fire, and not-so-sure-fire, ways to avoid losing.
1) Don’t play. Clearly the surest-fire way to avoid defeat. [Read more…]