Reaching Optimal Performance
What you can expect in this course
My experience as an athlete was difficult. I recall being 13 and having things beginning to become very difficult. My mind, my moods, and my performance were all affected.
Over the years I learned that each year brought on new experiences and with that new issues. When I thought I finally had it figured out, there was a whole new issue to deal with.
This lesson is all about what happened to me, and what has been happeinng to every young athlete who is striving to be the best.
It will help you more than you know as you have new challenges ahead, some positive, some not. But educating yourself is critical to being able to overcome all that you will face.
Learning Objectives :
To understand yourself better
To learn what will happen to you
To develop ideas of how you will use this information to your benefit
To learn how to process your emotions and why that is very important
Lesson 1 – Your Feelings, Needs, and Wants
Understanding your feelings, needs and wants is so important for you to be able to reach your optimal performance. It is time that you can assess your feelings, process them and verbalize if it is needed.
To often as athletes we surpress and avoid dealing with our feelings unless we get caught up in the heat of the battle and we blow our top.
This lesson will help you understand your emotions in a new way.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Lesson 2 – Emotional Competence
Emotional Competence is a critically important skill for an athlete to possess. If you cannot manage your emotions during a performance or practice you will lose focus and we all know what starts to happen when we have lost focus.
BEING EMOTIONALLY COMPETENT
Lesson 3 – The Power and Trauma
Chaos is something that occurs in daily life. Getting out the door to go to work can be chaotic. The recent pandemic has made it chaotic as the family is all at home during working hours. Dealing with customers and co-workers having a bad day can create chaos. Not seeing another’s perspective can create chaos. There are many things that can create chaos for you.
Some people thrive in chaos and create it everywhere they go, for others, it can be terrifying. We will discuss all of these issues and how to do some self-reflection so you can manage and even thrive in chaos.
WHY WE LOSE OUR POWER
Lesson 4 – Accountability
here are so many things that you have to be accountable for. It can be a daunting task for a young person. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when searching for success.
It can be uncomfortable when others call you out for not doing what you know you should have done. It is time you learned some things about how you can become more accountable for all that you must do.