What will my coaches think?
What will my teammates think?
What will my parents think?
What will I think about myself?
These are the thoughts that pop into our head when we compete.
Mine sounded a little more like…
What if I don’t get the hit and they take me out?
I have to get this hi or else…
It’s negative. It’s self doubt. It’s fear.
When I had these thoughts, I was just setting myself up for failure. I created the results with just my thoughts.
I tell the girls in The Confident Athlete to “Fake it till you make it.”
To be honest, I didn’t love this saying because who wants to be fake?!
I want the real deal. True confidence!
Here is how “Fake it till you make it” works. ⬇️
The more positive, encouraging, powerful, confident thoughts we can put in our head and surround ourselves with, the more we will believe it.
At first, a positive thought might not feel like the truth. And, that’s okay!
But, just like practice and lessons and the training that you do, we have to do that with our thoughts.
We have to practice telling ourselves, thinking to ourselves, and saying to ourselves ALL these positive, encouraging, powerful, confident thoughts. Even if they don’t feel real yet.
What you think is what you believe.
So, here’s your homework…
Answer this question 👇👇👇
What do you want to be thinking about? When you step into the batter's box. Onto the field or the court. Right before the game.
What do you want to be thinking about?
Keep on keepin’ on,