I was reading the latest Tennis Magazine (one of my favorite things to do – other than playing tennis) and they had an article on mindset and tennis. The article was called Head Case Studies. It presented several different ways that players melt down and it even provided specific examples. I completely understand the shock approach to selling magazines but I think this approach is what ruins mindset training. It implies that certain people are mentally weak and there are simple cures. Diseases need cures. Your mindset is a result of practice – it’s not a state of disease.
If there is one lesson I would like all of our clients to remember. When you increase your awareness of your thoughts, beliefs and self-talk you open up a huge opportunity to change them. But you can’t just change them once. You have to be consistent and diligent in reframing your thoughts, beliefs and self-talk from negative energy draining low performance to positive productive high performance ones. It takes a little work and everyone is susceptible to a low performance mindset (it’s the path of least resistance). The first thought I would like to plant in your mind – you can always improve your mindset if you choose to! So, be a Sustainable High Performer and think positively!
By Scott Peltin
Founder & Chief Performance Officer