2 Qualities of a Successful Athlete


 Mindset is everything.

The way you feel about yourself, talk about yourself & work on yourself, says a lot about the person you are. 

I work with many different athletes from a variety of age groups and the one common factor I have noticed, is the mental blockage we have all installed in our minds. Mental blockage is a wall that we have placed in front of our vision from seeing the positive outcomes of our actions. Whenever we begin to try something new, for example a weight loss journey or playing a new sport; it's easy to get down on ourselves when we can't physically see the change. 

Change does not happen over night, nor does it happen within a few days. However, with a little bit of effort and consistency change will come!

To keep yourself motivated on your journey through life, here are two qualities you must have.

Persistence:

The will power to always move forward, regardless of the situation you are in. Throughout my freshman and sophomore high school, softball career, I had coaches tell me I was not good enough to play Division I Softball. I started my high school season as a freshman, playing over seniors, yet still sat the bench on my travel team. Fast forward to my junior year, I had three D1 scholarship offers and went on to play college softball. 

The difference between me and the rest, is that I focus on myself; I show up everyday for me. When we can learn to block out the noise around us, that is when we begin to learn what our mind AND bodies are truly capable of doing!

Positive Realism:

We all have one idea of our future life (Dreams/Goals) and the reality of our everyday life. 

So how do we find the balance?

The first step into your practice is embracing the feeling of gratitude.

What are you grateful for in your life right now? 

It could be anything; you have two eyes, two legs, a family, support system etc. 

Whatever it may be, write it down and focus on the good that you have directly in front of you.

Next, begin a new sheet and write down some goals you may have for yourself over this next year. Writing down these goals, makes them feel real & reachable. The reason I say Positive Realism is because a positive mindset will attract your positive actions. I am not saying everyday is going to be filled with positive outcomes, but the more positive minded you are, the more you will begin to notice there is an opportunity presented with every outcome that arises. 

Stay in your lane, focus on the things you can control.

The only person standing in the way of your success, is you.

Much love,

Your Coach, Steph

 

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