You may have read about athletes whose training includes the use of
techniques to improve their performance. For example, some visually
concentrate on "breaking the wining tape" or "making the perfect dive" or
swishing their free throw at a basketball game. With practice their
imagination becomes the foundation for their success.
Others anchor a successful experience with physical triggers like squeezing
a thumb and forefinger together or making a fist when they achieve
something positive. Later, when they feel down, repetition of this motion
can give them a psychological boost.
Everyday athletes can also use this techniques. Picture yourself achieving
whatever it is you want. Imagine how you will feel and how you will behave
after you've achieved your goal . When you're feeling on top of the world
create your own trigger to remind yourself of your accomplishments at
another time when things don't seem to be going so well.
This week, like an athlete, add psychological resources to your strategies