Athletes and Power of the Present Moment

After 13 years of coaching and interacting with athletes I find that the biggest single hurdle for athletes is their mental approach to racing and training and, indeed more importantly, their attitude to life in general.

I find that athletes are type A personalities, very driven, very goal orientated and, for the most part, very anxious as well. There are exceptions to the rule but the mirror image to high performance is always some form of anxiety. Its almost a necessity to want to succeed in difficult goals (ie) in order to do this sport you need to be driven and I think this applies from age group athletes right through to elite professional athletes.

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