On Staying Motivated in Tough Times
Every athlete experiences periods when they’re struggling and things don’t seem to be going their way. Here’s a couple helpful suggestions to deal with the challenge.
First, have a star that guides you. By that I mean create a long-term goal you are working towards. It may be playing professional, Olympic, college, junior hockey or even making a rep or school team. It’s a direction that can inspire your training. It’s also a perspective. It’s like looking up to the ...Read More ...
A Question of Fear
One of the things I am frequently asked by players to help them deal with their anxiety or fear. Fear is the great limiter; especially fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of letting the team or yourself down, and also the fear of injury. Fear causes tension, cuts down breathing, reduces energy flow and ultimately limits performance.
Three ways to deal with the fear of failure are;
First, framing what you want to do in a POSITIVE way, (not in terms ...Read More ...