Story by: Rebecca Hall on February 13, 2019
In life and in sports, experts agree that success often depends on having the right state of mind. But what state of mind is most helpful when you’re working towards a physical goal like running a marathon or improving your performance in a sport that you love?
Vanessa Shannon, Ph.D., director of mental performance for University of Louisville Athletics and Norton Sports Health, explains what a performance mindset looks like in a successful athlete and how this differs from the mindset of an unsuccessful athlete.
The successful athlete demonstrates the following characteristics:
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In contrast to a successful athlete with a performance mindset, an unsuccessful athlete demonstrates the following characteristics:
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