Those dang annoying son-of-a-gun mistakes. 🙄
They ruin everything. One mistake turns to two, then turns to three, then ruins your life and you want to crawl in a deep dark hole and never come out.
Top 5 question I get from girl athletes…
➡️How do I not let a mistake affect the rest of my game?⬅️
Before I give you the answer, I’m going to tell you a little story. It’s good… or bad. 😂
Honestly, it’s hard for me to remember really specific times I struggled to let go of a mistake. Mostly because there were TOO MANY times it happened.
I remember it going down like this though…
I made a mistake. Let’s say this one was a strike out.
In that at bat, I probably got pissed at the umpire for making some bad calls, took extra hard practice swings because I was angry, you get the point here. 😬
I strike out, start making the walk of shame back to the dugout and as I pass my teammate who is going up to bat, I give her a limp high five (super encouraging for my teammate, right?!). 😡
Start storming into the dugout like a freakin’ tornado throwing my $h!+ everywhere. Batting gloves, bat against the fence (that probably isn’t standing upright anymore), slam my helmet down, the whole shebang. 🌪
AND THEN (I know you’re probably thinking sheeeshh it’s not over?), I pouted on the bench, didn’t stop thinking about how bad I was, went out on defense with a poooooor attitude, felt miserable, and…
made more mistakes. 😢
Until… I met mistake freedom (AKA working on my mindset, how I approached the game, self-love, all of it). ✨
Here is the answer. 👇👇👇
I call it the Frustration Routine (literally just helped a girl in my program create a specific one for her).
🔸Step 1: Get aware of when you are acting like a crazy person after a mistake and call yourself out
🔸Step 2: Take a mini break and take step back for a second or minute
🔸Step 3: Take a deep breath or five or ten
🔸Step 4: Get clarity and reflect
What did I do well?
What did I not do so well? (easy part)
How do I grow and move forward? (game plan, constructive and positive feedback)
🔸Step 5: Visualize yourself doing exactly what you want!
Boom! Use this after your mistakes. If it doesn’t work the first time, keep practicing!!! It’s a game-changer. 💥
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Keep on keepin’ on,
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