vida mind – mental conditioning – mental training – sport psychology
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If you watch some matches at the Australian Open you’ll observe a very strange – yet common phenomenon. During each set everything seems Okay for both players – no incident, they just play. Then, suddenly at the end of the set, what was Okay is not anymore: the wind is too strong, the crowd is too loud, people are walking too much, … I’ve ever seen a player stoping before the tram was too loud! Of course, nothing really changed – only the player’s perception. When it’s time to close the set or the match, our mind loves to anticipate – and of course anticipate also the defeat. Then, the mind takes the first exit door available: the external conditions. The player falls into the excuse hole – where there is already a possibility to not win. We see this behaviour all the time – at any level. The best players do it rarely – David Ferrer for instance moves on to the next point very quickly, avoiding drama and discussion. So, the next match you’ll watch, observe and learn from the best. And when you’ll play your next match, stop your excuses and get the job done!
If you want to know more about Vida Mind, do a free session with Dr. Damien Lafont. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0435 819 262 and he will get in touch with you to schedule 45 min with you either in person or over Skype. In this free info session with him, you’ll go through what is keeping your performing at your best. You’ll know Dr Lafont, how he works and whether you are a good fit for each other.