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Direct Your Beam and Get in Your Zone: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Direct Your Beam and Get in Your Zone: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Direct Your Beam! The relationship between one’s ability to concentrate and performance is undeniable. The better able one is to concentrate, on what is important in the present moment, the more likely one is to achieve a high level of success. It is important to direct your focus to certain aspects. However, obtaining this degree...

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Putting the Psychology into Performance

Putting the Psychology into Performance

The ability to perform at a consistently high level has always been a top priority for athletes and coaches alike. Traditionally, this has led athletes to seek out new and novel ways of increasing their physical abilities. However, within the past decade or so, athletes have begun to finally realize that in order to consistently...

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Develop a Routine to Succeed: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Develop a Routine to Succeed: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Pre-Performance Routines An often under-utilized, yet effective, strategy to consistently perform at a high level is the use of a standardized, pre-performance routine (AKA, a PPR). A PPR can help individuals in any domain increase attentional focus, minimize distractions, and expedite the use of automated or well-learned behaviors. These consequences are extremely beneficial to those...

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Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Creating a Mindset for Success When thinking about your likelihood of success, it is important to be aware of what your mindset or your perception of your own ability is. If you don’t believe you can improve or grow, whether it be in terms of your athletic, academic, or professional ability, then guess what –...

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The WOOP Method

The WOOP Method

All of us have an area that we would like to improve in or grow as a person. This could be in our career (e.g., getting a raise or landing a new job), our physical appearance (e.g., lose those love handles and fit into your favorite clothes again), or even in terms of strengthening our...