With the start of each new sports season, there is excitement that builds toward that opening game.
This includes preseason training, getting back into the grind, reconnecting with teammates and coaches, and most of all, getting a fresh start.
To start the season off on the right foot, take a moment to reflect. Last time we highlighted awareness building by identifying peak and poor performances.
This time let’s focus your awareness on breakthrough moments. Breakthrough moments are those moments that help you to overcome challenges, to work your way out of a performance plateau, and to acquire a new skill.
Breakthroughs take time and dedication. To build toward a breakthrough, let’s start by identifying what consciously and unconsciously holds you back from performing your best and improving.
a. Are you focused on your future and what you want to accomplish by the end of the season?
b. Are you aware of how your emotions derail your performance in high pressure situations?
c. Are you aware of how others expectations impact your ability to perform and motivate each day?
d. Do you have daily process goals that help you achieve your performance and outcome goals?
Take time to reflect on these questions and journal your answers, with detail.
To move forward, we have to be aware of what’s holding us back.