Bringing out the best in yourself and others is a fundamental drive of anyone who is in the pursuit of a high performance goal.
Whether in elite sport or corporate leadership, it's through the right emotional state and frame of mind that will not only bring out your best, but will also maintain interest, dedication, commitment, motivation, enjoyment and a deep sense of satisfaction over the long haul of any elite high performance career.
The thing is, having the right attitude, mindset, and emotional state for peak performance doesn't just happen by chance. Like most things, it takes a lot of time to master.
Mental preparation, focus, concentration, goal setting, bouncing back from setbacks, getting the right emotional state before competition no matter how important or nerve racking the stakes may be, is achieved through mental skills that are learnt, practiced and mastered over time through either trial and error or with the guidance of a sport psychologist.
Sport psychology also helps athlete's and corporate leaders deal with the up's and downs of their career and can play a significant part in curbing early burnout.
Sport psychology is not just for adults. Adolescent's can also benefit in the context of their developing identity, sense of purpose and personal life goals by helping them through this process in a way that incorporates their high performance goals and dreams.
The whole process of developing a mature and healthy mindset and emotional state for training and competition is very important for athletes and other high achievers of all ages.