Sport Psychology/Corporate Coaching/Performance Psychology
In performance psychology, coaches, athletes, parents, and executives all have one thing in common: they vastly underestimate how much a healthier mind can improve performance. All of our minds have far more room to grow than any of us realize.
PRI is committed to helping athletes and executives improve their performance by teaching in an interactive, action-oriented way. This “NO PANICS” program has helped many individuals, teams, and groups reach heights they never thought possible.
NEVER GIVE UP. Persistence and perseverance are the keys to success. Often you have to tolerate discomfort. Pain is the way weakness leaves the mind (though it shouldn’t always be ignored). If you are patient and hang in there, what you are hoping for is just around the corner.
OPTIMISM always beats pessimism, but optimism can be dangerous when it comes to issues of safety. Optimists are consistently more healthy, happy, and successful than pessimists. Pessimists shut down after setbacks, but optimists try harder. Optimists see setbacks as temporary and as challenges. So after a setback, ask yourself, “Do you want to be a sad, sick loser or a happy, healthy winner?” Then try harder.
PROCESS ORIENTATION is always superior to an outcome orientation. Success is simply doing your best.
APPROACH should be optimal. Emotion is usually the enemy. Fear is your friend but panic equals paralysis.
NAIL IT DOWN There is no substitute for practice and preparation. Progress is the greatest motivator.
IMAGERY can add more than ten percent improvement to performance. Use all your senses to imagine a perfect performance.
CONCENTRATE on what you are doing, not on failing. Learn to meditate and stay focused.
SURRENDER. Surrendering is not giving up – it is the best way to win. Whenever we surrender (to our teams or colleagues or God), a force much greater than ourselves allows us to achieve what seemed impossible. We must become free of the “disease of me.”