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Beating negative self-talk

Posted by mikeyactive on Jan 10, 2007 12:43:39 PM

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Dr. Andrew Jacobs has been a sport psychologist for 25 years and has worked with all levels of competitive athletes from youth sports to the professional and Olympic level. He recently led a teleseminar with Fred Engh about "How to avoid and overcome the issues that can ruin your child's youth sports experience." Check out Dr. Jacob's Web site, www.winnersunlimited.com to learn more about his teleseminars and about his relaxation/visualization audio programs that will help you mentally prepare for athletic competition.

 

We have all had the dream. Standing at the free throw line with a chance to win the game, having to get one more out in the bottom of the ninth for the victory or needing one more point to win and walk away as the champion.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs failed to advance in the 1996 playoffs after place-kicker, Lin Elliot, missed his third of three field goals in a home loss to the Colts. After the game, Elliot was interviewed at and when asked what he was thinking before the last kick, stated, "I was trying not to be negative.��� Well, when you are trying not to be negative, you are doing what you are trying not to do���.and that is being negative.

 

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