MIND POWER & CONTROL
The way you carry yourself will have a big impact on how people respond to your presence. It is an unconscious activity that says a lot about a persons true attributes, as well as their personality. Improving the way you carry yourself has the potential of improving your success.
Getting older is hard for anyone to accept but it is especially hard for athletes. We define ourselves based on our physical abilities and the work put in, in order to compete against others. Aging slowly limits what our bodies can be capable of and at the same time increases the risk of injury as well as the length of time it takes to recover. However, this doesn't mean you should quit. Embrace the opportunity to gain knowledge and pay respect to the gifts you possess by continuing to move forward, because the one thing that will never decline is the joy you get from training.
Dr. Sherif Zaher
"What defines us is how well we rise after falling". Overcoming failure is how we learn to grow and making sense of our mistakes is what helps us move forward in the proper direction. People underestimate their own mental capabilities that allow them to emotionally recover from negative life events. Anyone taking control of personal thoughts and feelings, in any situation, will build internal resilience, making them a stronger individual who is quick to bounce back from any barriers or obstacles.
The perception of sport psychology has a tendency to be misinterpreted. Sport psychology consultants are trained to assist athletes with psychological preparation for competition and the mental and emotional demands of their sport. Certified athletic trainers agree that these services play a vital role in the development of any athlete and feel that it can benefit their performance on and off the field by improving focus and building confidence.
"Some of the world’s greatest achievements have been accomplished by individuals who endured overwhelming emotional obstacles."
Stigma is a mark of disgrace for those that suffer the burden of a mental illness. This type of discrimination leads to negative attitudes and emotions that can have a snowball effect from an individual to a community and can stand in the way of any type of recovery.
Motivation tends to be what drives a valued behavior. Anyone can express their values but the form of motivation is what will determine whether a behavior is talked about or acted upon. Ultimately, taking action is what will fulfill your values and add meaning and purpose to a life.
Personality plays a major role in the interpretation of certain situational settings. It is an important tool that can be developed within an individual and help cultivate consistent patterns of behavior. Therefore having the potential to open a stronger, more positive sense of self and the life that surrounds it.
Self-control is a central function of the self and an important key to success in life. The exertion of self-control appears to depend on a limited resource. Just as a muscle gets tired from exertion, acts of self-control cause short-term impairments (ego depletion) in subsequent self-control, even on unrelated tasks.
This article describes an updated understanding of ADHD. Published in Educational Leadership, a national magazine for teachers and school administrator, it describes how ADHD is not primarily a problem of behavior, but more a problem with the management system of the brain. The article explains how ADHD involves working memory problems which impact reading and writing. Parents may want to share this with teachers and read it for themselves.
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March 13, 2016
Getting older is hard for anyone to accept but it is especially hard for athletes. We define ourselves based on our physical abilities and the work pu...
Coming to Terms With Being an Aging Athlete
October 3, 2016
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How Do You Carry Yourself
October 24, 2016
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