When it comes to talented athletes, many are held back by self-doubt more than any physical challenge they may face. Does any of this sound familiar to you as a developing athlete? You can’t stop thinking about a mistake you made when the score was tied and everyone saw or the look on the coach’s face when you missed an easy shot. You become trapped in their own head, stressing out over every little mistake you’ve made. Maybe you feel like everyone is looking at you and scrutinizing your every move.
If so, there’s a good chance that you are suffering from the ‘burden of self’ – self-consciosness, self-importance, and self-absorption. You may be carrying an unnecessary mental and emotional weight into competition, which can keep you form performing your best. If you want to overcome the constant worry you feel, this episode is for you. By doing this mental and emotional training, you will learn how to overcome this ‘burden of self’ and be free to play and enjoy the challenges of competition.