“Excellence begins with a vision of where you want to go and commitment to do what it takes to get there.” – Terry Orlick
Your mental game needs the same kind of effort that you put into the physical side of your sport or performance. It is not something that you can just listen to a tape on or a talk and be able to incorporate the concepts into your performance. You must decide to commit to working on your mental game and actually read, write, think, practice, and mobilize all of your resources to achieve mental strength and get this strength to the point where it changes your game. Because that is exactly what you are doing – changing your behavior – you are changing the way you think and this changes what you do. It will not come overnight – it is a serious, but fun journey working on your mental game.
If you decide to work on your mental game, then be prepared for a commitment of time and effort. If you don’t plan on doing the work that your mental coach gives you, then you are wasting his and your time. Pursuing excellence takes effort, focus and commitment. If you can do this, then you are ready to take on the challenge of improving your mental game and thus your performance. Call Coach Neer today and talk to him about the effort needed to be successful.