THE EDGE –
HOW TO OBTAIN IT
At the level of performance today there is not a great deal of difference
in terms of physical talent and training so ultimately the Edge in
Performance will come from what is between the ears. At this Elite
Level it is all Mental.
Peak Performance Involves:
- Overcoming ineffective mental habits
- Dealing with past issues that have
contributed to creating mental challenges
- The ability to master negative self
- Dealing effectively with the stresses
that limit thinking and performance.
THE PATHWAY TO PEAK
BY UNDERSTANDING 3 KEY COMPONENTS
- Power to Respond
- Power to Endure
- Power to Perform
There is a basic “brain” reason why the one crucial element of prime
performance is intense concentration that is associated with profound
changes in the brain. What is it? The answer is in our thinking patterns
combined with the physiological responses and ability to adapt.
A person's Will is a state of mind . It is the unique ability that allows
a person to demand anything and everything of himself to get the job done.
Intense concentration is the ability to focus on one thing to the
exclusion of all other thoughts. To make it easier I have taught you in
these Coaching Programs to pull a Trigger to get this Response. If you do
not pull the Trigger, you do not activate the Concentration and Focus that
you require. You simply MUST carry out this action of pulling the Trigger,
for your own benefit.
How can you endure anxious moments and remain cool, calm and collected,
while others cannot? By controlling the controllable at will. By using
what you have been taught and others haven’t. Auto suggestion,
Affirmations, Triggers. Concentrate on what you must do to win. Block out
the negative thoughts that cause you to panic and get upset.
Either do it and win, or don’t do it and lose. It is your decision.
What gives you the power to perform? The Physical component is only part
of the essentials, and the other three essentials of Tactical, Technical
and Psychological areas are all taught in these Coaching Programs on this
Site. You are taught to “Flow” to obtain maximum performance to counter
negative thinking, anxiety and stress and to maximise concentration. The
role of your brain is critical in order to increasing your Ranking in your
sport, to reach and to attain your full potential whatever that may be.
POWER TO RESPOND:
- Approach competition with confidence
- Deal with anxiety as you have been
- Dispel fear of any opponent
- Enhance your self image
- Feel more empowered. Get rid of past
traumas that have occurred, unexpected losses etc
- Improve perception
- Overcome limited beliefs that you
sometimes have. Limited Beliefs create limited people.
POWER TO ENDURE:
- Effectively manage Stress. These
Coaching programs teach you how to do so.
- Increase Hormone intake for endurance.
Loaded Proteins are just one example.
- Increase your Motivation. The articles
on how to do so, are all on this Site
- Increase your perceptual cues. Your
Triggers, Relaxation, Concentration etc
- Lower your blood pressure and overcome
- Lower your Resting Pulse Rate even
further if possible
POWER TO PERFORM:
- Achieve Positive Mental States prior to
- Find more personal satisfaction in your
performance to improve your Ranking.
- Improve your Self Talk. Week 8 and
other articles will help you.
- Improve your ability to learn. The
entire program to do so is in these Coaching articles.
- Improve your Effective Visualisation.
Note the word effective.
- Lower your Stress levels particularly
in a match. Relax and remain confident.
- Remove all performance barriers. Only
you know what they are.
You need to access both the Sensory
and the Audio environment necessary for maximum relaxation and
receptivity to anything that can be an alternative to pharmaceutical
intervention. We must search for other therapies involved in stress
management, guided Imagery training and accelerated learning, if what we
have is insufficient or not achieving YOUR goals.
Muscular tension triggered by stress, pressure or emotions generated in
the heat of competition, raises the blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen
consumption, and levels of stress biochemicals such as Adrenaline and
Cortisol. It reduces the mental clarity and fluid mind / body movement
required. (Marry the physical energy with the psychic energy)
When a relaxation response is triggered, it quickly counters the
deleterious effects of stress. The most effective tools for helping to
trigger a powerful response are the Mind Tools that are in these Coaching
articles. By triggering a relaxation response the levels of the stress
hormone Cortisol are reduced, as is lactic acid and blood pressure.
Cortisol and Adrenaline cause irritability, depression and anxiety. If you
don’t believe me recall how you feel after an unexpected loss!!! Cortisol
is the Stress relief Hormone.
It is clear when you are performing at your Peak. You are in a Zone,
grooved, magic, flowing, moving effortlessly and always in control. You
have been taught all of these things to give you the EDGE. Affirmation
Cards, Self Hypnosis techniques, Alpha Brain Wave Zones,
Visualisation, Positive Mind Management, Measurement and
Evaluation, and Achievement of Goal Charts.
Unlike other players whose Coaches have no idea regarding all of these
items which give you the EDGE, you have access to all of this material, as
does your Coach, on this Web Site. You MUST begin to incorporate all of
the teachings in these articles it until they become automatic. A habit!!
That way YOUR ranking will continuously improve, and your career span will
be considerably lengthened.
TALENT IS EXTREMELY COMMON –
DISCIPLINED TALENT IS RARE
TALENT IS EXTREMELY
DISCIPLINED TALENT IS RARE
Coming in week 16:
A Futuristic Training Programme ...