From the Field: Building Confidence With Positive Self Talk

Dear Podium: I’ve raced at a world class level for a number of years and had significant success. My best performance on the world stage was an 8th place in the Olympic Games and I was just coming off an injury. My problem is that in spite of this level of success, I sometimes feel such a lack of confidence that it really interferes with my performance. It has been so bad there were even a few times when I wondered if I even belonged on the track. How can I better condition myself mentally so that I don’t beat myself before the start?
– Wanting More Confidence

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