A long time ago, a man lived who gazed at the stars all night long. He believed that the stars revealed what the future would hold and he called himself an astrologer. One night, while he was out for a walk and gazing at the stars, he had a terrible premonition that the world would … Continue reading Mile 132: A quick reminder for athletic programs and an option for understanding performance psychology
"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words but to pour them all out, just as it is, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keeping what is worth keeping and then, with a breath of … Continue reading Mile 132: If you really get the analogy at the end, it could help you embrace the difficulties of pushing forward!
I'm getting right to the point with this one. The Core FOUR Sequence (C4S) mimics, in a simplistic way, the process that information takes when it is being processed through the brain. This process can help us understand anxiety and depression in a general way. I first heard of this procedural circuitry in the brain … Continue reading Mile 131: Here’s what you need to understand about the process that creates anxiety and depression
Someone once threw a rock through a spiders web. Then the spider cried and cried....then it blamed the rock thrower for the hole in its web. Every day the spider saw the hole in its web it sighed "I'll never be able to fix that" said NO spider ever! When something goes wrong in its … Continue reading Mile 129: A quick reminder young athletes should remember about the connection between your thoughts and your attention!
The captain of a collegiate sports team called me one day after a practice. I heard the frustration in his voice immediately. "How do you get people to listen? They're not listening!" It was a new season and some of the better players had graduated. Some of the other returning players didn't have the same … Continue reading Mile 128: What I would explain to a captain on a sports team about leading
If you want to throw any person off of their game, shift their attention. Where attention goes, emotions are immediately activated. Matt, a high school player I was working with, was overwhelmed with anxiety on the bench during a game. Literally shaking. I educated him on what I'm about to share now and it never … Continue reading Mile 128: An athlete learned this and it helped stop their anxiety attacks on the bench!