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If you're like most dedicated athletes, then you have both a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic. Great athletes know that the very best way to get to a goal is to be willing to do whatever it takes, effort-wise. The bottom line: Hard work is the key that unlocks the door to success. 

If you meet your failures and setbacks with this kind of "working harder" approach, then there will be very little that you won't be able to accomplish. However, there's one,...

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A common complaint I hear from athletes (and their parents) across many sports is that they get so nervous before big performances that they end up throwing up. I remember working with one swimmer who only used to throw up before her best event. She never lost her lunch before her other races, only “her” best one.

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There’s a saying: “Minds are just like parachutes: They only work when they’re open.” Want to become a champion? One of the things that you’ll need to help you get there is an open or “beginner’s mind.”

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NEWS FLASH: You are not your performances. When you play well, this doesn’t mean that you are a better person than when you trip all over...

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One day a frog was sunning himself on a lily pad when a centipede came walking by. The frog was immediately entranced by the centipede’s flowing and graceful movement across the pad. He marveled at what an amazing ability the insect had to both time and co-ordinate all of those legs so that the end result was so smooth and precise. While he was a great leaper and strong swimmer, the frog couldn’t help but feel a little jealous of the centipede’s skills. After all, his job was so easy, having to...

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I was recently talking to a swimmer who wanted, above anything else to be better than two of his teammates. As a result, they became his primary focus during practices and competitions. If they beat him in certain sets, then that practice was judged to be a bad one regardless of what else he may have accomplished. If he lost to either of them in his races, then those races were judged as failures even if his times were life-time best ones. His measure of success and failure was always in relation to what they did, and never what he did...

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