I recently listened to a class from Jen Schroeder, former UCLA softball student-athlete and current owner of The Packaged Deal, all about how to have unshakeable confidence.
IT WAS GOOOOOD. 🙌
It made me think about my journey to my own unshakeable confidence.
Growing up playing softball, I can tell you that my confidence was far from unshakeable. It was…
I was barely holding it together through the recruiting process.
Once the eyes were on me.
Once the pressure started.
Once my dreams were on the line.
I didn’t hit like I knew I could.
I wasn’t coming in clutch.
I was striking out more than I wanted.
I felt like a failure.
My biggest fear kept coming up. That I wouldn’t play softball for a big competitive school.
By the grace of God, Kate Drohan, head coach at Northwestern University, found a need for me. To this day, I do believe it was because of the person I am, not just my skills as a softball player. We’ll have to ask Kate sometime 😉
Dreams came true. I was going to be a Wildcat!
Kate and Caryl always reminded me during my time at Northwestern that I had a compass. One that I needed to follow. I should have listened a little harder when they told me that.
I kept stumbling through college ball though.
I was a starting catcher from my freshman year - SUPER AWESOME - but not enough to Paige of course.
I hit at the bottom of the lineup.
I usually only made it through my first at bat, then I got pulled because I wasn’t hitting the ball.
It took me 11+ years to figure out how to have unshakeable confidence.
Confidence comes from who you want to be. Who you DECIDE to be.
No matter what the results are. No matter what the outcomes are.
You keep showing up as the person you are choosing to be.
The rest will fall into place if you remember that.
You’re probably like, great Paige, thanks… I need more help than that.
You’re in luck 😘
I have a program that I have created for learning how to have unshakeable confidence. It’s called The Confident Athlete! This is the program I wish I would have had when I was 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 years old!
To the girls:
I’ll guide you to figure out who you want to be. I’ll teach you the mental skills to practice consistently. I’ll help keep you accountable.
If you’re thinking, holy smokes, I need this.
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Keep on keepin’ on,