We endeavour to integrate mental skills as part of your physical performance, no matter what the field, so that your performance is consistently and sustainably excellent. Rather than trying to outdo others in your field, and comparing yourself to them, we want you to turn your attention to personal best performance, by focusing on delivering your very best effort. This creates a change in your mindset and your perception shifts to focus on yourself.
Think about one of your best performances ever. It doesn’t have to be in your particular field, but just a scenario where you felt you performed at the top of your ability. When you reflect on it, what was it that made the difference? Was it mental or physical? It is more than likely that it was mental, that is, whether you were confident, alert, secure and focused. You probably felt in control.
Successful performance requires both physical and mental skills. When a person first learns a skill, physical and technical expertise is most important. However, as proficiency improves, mental skills become increasingly important. Arnold Palmer, top golfer, was quoted as saying that 90% of his game was mental.