We so desperately want to help our team win, right?!
So desperately, that we put this enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to perform.
And then… we fail. 😬
Because we are crushed by the pressure.
I can remember very clearly going up to bat wearing my purple Northwestern jersey…
👉Walk up song blaring
👉Runners in scoring position
👉And thinking… “I have to get a hit. I hope I can get a hit. What if I don’t get a hit?”
And this sinking, gut punching, let-down-everyone-feeling came over me.
And then… I carried that onto defense. And the next inning. And in the locker room after the game. And all the way back to my apartment where I bawled, wondering when I would ever be good enough. Or when I’d finally get that hit in the moment my team needed me.
I have worked with manyyyyyy girls on the mental side of the game now and one of the fears that they have the most is…
😐They are afraid to let their team down.
😐Afraid to let their teammates down.
😐Afraid to let their coaches down.
😐Afraid to let their parents down.
If this is you too, give me a raised hand 🖐
Are you ready for something different?! To feel different?! To have confidence so you can help your team win!?
It starts with your mind. 🧠
What you say and think is what you believe.
I want you to try writing down all your negative, self-doubting, crappy thoughts whenever you have them and replace them with something positive about yourself.
I have to get a hit or I’ll fail my team.
I hope I can get a hit.
What if I don’t get a hit and strike out again?
I have an opportunity to go get a hit!
I will get a hit.
I can hit anything this pitcher throws me. I’m unstoppable.
You HAVE to practice this. Write it down. Say it out loud. Embody it. 💪
I have good news! We are working on our mindset and confidence in my AHHH-MAZING program, The Confident Athlete. 🤗🤗🤗
If just this little tip helped, you are going to LOVE this program.
ANDDDD… The Confident Athlete is OFFICIALLY open for enrollment!!! 🎉🎉🎉
I can’t wait for this next round!
Keep on keepin’ on,