When you allow yourself to think and feel like a fierce competitor, you will naturally begin to perform at a higher level. This holds unless you put undue pressure on yourself, insisting that “you must” perform at a high level. Please don’t do it. Remember that you only want to compete against yourself. Know that you prefer to perform at your best, and then imagine your best performance.
Your central engine or how you’re thinking and feeling are just as potent as your physical state, more so during high-pressure situations. Physical strength & health is essential for athletes depending upon the nature of the competition. Psychological strength & health for non-athletes – mental images, metaphors, beliefs, expectations – are far more valuable for most of us. Our central engine is both strong and sensitive at the same time, but what we allow in our minds is precisely how we will behave on the outside.
This means that to bring our best performances, we also need to have the best mental sets or states of mind. So when we experience too much stress, our performance falters. No stress is not ideal either. Our best performances are associated with optimal levels of mental arousal. That is unique for every individual.
This is especially true if we’re in some stage of recovery. Suppose we are stretching ourselves to be even more competitive in our careers. Working with a Psychologist or senior coach may be indispensable. We all have preferences, so choose wisely. Get involved with “performance coaching,” or 2 – 3 individual sessions first.
We’ve been providing our present clients with Zoom sessions & Coaching by Phone throughout the COVID pandemic with great success. These sessions are both convenient & confidential. Try something new & explore one for yourself.
If you’d prefer an in-person session, know that we also offer this alternative at all of our locations. Sanitisation and proper distancing procedures are in place for your safety and comfort. Wearing a mask is mandatory in reception and all hallway areas, but NOT in our private offices.
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