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The Downside of Perfectionism in Sports

The saying “practice makes perfect” has its downside in sports. Today many athletes who strive for perfection in practice also embrace this mindset in competition. Athletes who aim for perfection in competition often struggle with fear of failure, fragile confidence, lack of trust and frustration during games. On the other hand, perfectionism has its advantages. Perfectionists tend to be highly motivated, work hard to succeed, and strive to be the best. However, perfectionists rarely perform up to their abilities because they’re afraid of failing or making mistakes that will prevent them from winning. These are the athletes who want […]

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Andy Roddick Performs in a Trusting Mindset

A common mental tennis challenge is that young players get trapped in a training mentality, which cause them to over-thinking or over-analyze their technique during matches. The problem starts in practice when you spend too much time in the practice mindset working on your strokes. Part of this training is critical to your improvement, but you don’t want to get trapped in a training mindset when you play. At the advanced or expert stage of learning, your skills become well-learned, which allows you to play virtually on autopilot. With a well-learned forehand, you can make a good stroke without […]

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