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Keys to Success in Sports
Three (must have) keys to success in sports are good instruction, practice and repetition, and most importantly – trust in your skills.
Change doesn’t happen overnight. When you expect change to happen overnight such as learning a how to pitch from the stretch, you are setting yourself up for failure. Athletes must practice what they learn in order to put it into action. So anytime you learn something new (or teach something new), it takes a lot of repetition to change.
But even then, athletes struggle with applying what they learned and practiced to competition. This is when the third key to success comes into play…
Learning, practice, and repetition alone sometimes fall short. The third and most important key to success (which is more about the mental game) is when athletes trust in their skills and what they learned. A lack of trust in ones skills is the top reason athletes can’t repeat – in competition – what they do easily in practice every day.
There are eight fundamental goals of a successful athlete.
Successful athletes understands as well as recognize that perspective is a good option. Selecting a good attitude is principally important. A Successful and hardworking athlete must achieve supremacy and not perfection.
A Athlete must also preserve stability and positon between the sport and the rest of their lives.
A successful athlete needs to be very well aware of the awards, honours and advantage that they expect to understand through their sports competition.
A athlete must also realize as well as recognize that real advantage comes from the participation and the way you perform defines a hardworking athlete and not the successful outcomes.
Successful athletes must Realize that they are part of a bigger system which includes their parents, siblings, friends, teammates.
Must be appropriate, and must convey their thoughts, ideas, and needs to listen to them as well.
Goals and Commitment
Successful athletes must also Set as well as try to achieve long-lasting as well as short-term goals which are pragmatic, significant, and worthy.
They also need to be aware of their ongoing performance and must be able to develop their aims, objectives and plans for achieving their goals.
Successful athletes must also Maintain their true confidence during their challenging times with Positivity.
It’s necessary to Talk to themselves the same way they share their thoughts to their best friend.
Successful athletes always Prepare themselves for competition by their imagination as well giving their best performance in competition.
A athlete must always use their imagination during competition to recover and rectify their errors and poor performances.
Effectively with Anxiety
Successful athletes also need Accept anxiety as part of sport. Know how to reduce anxiety when it becomes too strong, without losing their intensity.
They also need to consult a counsellor to reduce anxiety.
Dealing with emotions
Successful athletes must Accept their strong emotions as well as feelings such as happiness, frustration, and sadness as part of the sport experience.
They also need to use these emotions to improve, rectify rather than impede with high level performance.
The Performance Pyramid
Attitude, Motivation, People Skills, Goal and Commitment
These mental skills constitute a broad base for attaining long-term goals, learning, and sustaining daily practice. They are needed on a day-by-day basis for long periods of time, often months and years.
Mental Imagery and Self Talk
These skills are used immediately before performance to prepare for performance. They maybe used just before competition begins, or immediately before a specific performance action, such as a golf shot or a free throw in basketball.
Concentration, Managing Emotions and Anxiety
These skills are used during actual performance behavior.
After looking above all the factors we could say that anyone can be a successful athlete if they follow a regular routine. They have to choose and maintain a positive attitude all the time. So that if they face a failure, they could have a high-level of self-motivation. They have to set high and realistic goals. Dealing effectively with people also plays an important role because having positive people around you have a good influence. Managing Anxiety and emotions is very much needed because having a perfect balance will give u a way to success. Having concentration and focus will help you in becoming one of the most successful athelet.