Here's the bad news: you don't pick and choose your feelings.
They are NOT a menu.
"Today I choose happiness for breakfast, motivated for lunch, cheerful for dinner, and I'll have some optimism for my bedtime snack."
IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!
Sport is a series of storms, most of the storms are emotional, and many of the emotions are Crappy!
I'm a 2x Olympian and Mental Toughness Coach and I help my clients deal with Crappy feelings.
Try this: Crappy AND Courage.
Crappy is a feeling, courage is an action. You can have Crappy feelings AND choose to do something brave.
"I'm nervous about trying my new move in a game AND I'm going to try it anyway."
"I'm worried about messing up AND I'm going to be aggressive on defense and look for a steal."
"I don't like looking bad if I shoot an air-ball AND I'm going to shoot anyway."
Your courageous self can show up in the midst of the storm. Bam!
The CRAP is coming whether you want it or not. Mental Toughness is about having a toolkit to manage the poop.
Want some help with that?
Join me November 12 for Mental Toughness Master Class and I will teach you to handle the entire menu.
It's a virual event for athletes and their families: 1 hr, 3 concepts, $67 CDN.
Suitable for athletes (and parents/coaches) of all ages because it's never too soon or too late to sharpen your Mental Toughness.
CHANGE DOESN'T TAKE TIME. IT TAKES COURAGEOUS ACTION.