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Posts Tagged ‘ success ’

What Teddy Roosevelt taught us about “Process vs Outcome Goals”

March 15, 2009
What Teddy Roosevelt taught us about “Process vs Outcome Goals”

“It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly,...
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Legitimate Excuses for Failure

December 22, 2008
Legitimate Excuses for Failure

“To have the ultimate result of making the NHL you must systematically and with vigor identify all potential issues that could derail your career. Once each area is identified and addressed you are left with only one valid excuse for failure. You weren’t good enough.” This quote comes from an article by Steve McKichan...
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USOC Sport Psychology's “TOP TEN” Guiding Principles for Mental Training

February 6, 2008
USOC Sport Psychology's “TOP TEN” Guiding Principles for Mental Training

By Sean McCann, Ph.D., CC-AASP, USOC Sports Psychologist 1. Mental training can’t replace physical training and talent. 2. Physical training and physical ability isn’t enough to succeed consistently. 3. A strong mind may not win you an Olympic medal, but a weak mind will lose you one. 4. Coaches frequently don’t know what their...
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The Confidence Man – Mariano Rivera

July 30, 2007
The Confidence Man – Mariano Rivera

“By the time Rivera reached the mound, he had shed all of the elements of humanity inconvenient to his job. Rivera tuned out the fans, as if switching off a light, and mentally muted Yankee Stadium’s thumping sound system; Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” had been used as the accompanying music for his entrance for four...
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The Nine Mental Skills of a Successful Athlete

February 17, 2007
The Nine Mental Skills of a Successful Athlete

During the past twenty-five years, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of athletes from over thirty different sports, ranging from scholastic to collegiate, Olympic to professional. Many had already achieved success at the elite level, others were aspiring to greatness. Some would ultimately make it; others would not. What they all...
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5 Reasons You Should Use ‘Athlete’ Produced Video – Coaching

  A note from the Editor:  Recently I came across a coaching method advanced by a young coach that truly serves as a great...
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