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Self-Confidence

In 1954 Roger Bannister became the first person to break 4-minute for the mile. This had been seen as a physiological impossibility. Bannister however proved that this was more of a psychological barrier, as with the next 12 months over…
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Mental Toughness

What is Mental Toughness?

Mental Toughness refers to an individual’s resilience and inner drive to succeed – especially in challenging situations. It is a collection of values, attitudes, behaviours and emotions that enable a performer to persevere and overcome obstacles…
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The Psychology of Peak Performance

Peak performance is when our behaviour exceeds our average performance or an episode of superior functioning. Or as Gerson (2006) put it, “Performance that is significantly above average or normal”. Peak performance is a consequence of both physical and psychological…
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Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Task 1 – List the sorts of goals that you might set with respect to your life and in particular sport performance
   
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     

Goals - "An objective, a standard, the aim of an action or a level of performance/proficiency"…
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Using Imagery

It is suggested that we can spend over 40% of our time daydreaming, which many people would accept cannot be good for achieving peak performance. However, daydreaming is a form of visualization, which has been utilised in many domains to…