All or None Thinking: One Trap For Perfectionists – Video

Sports Confidence Buster #6

Some of the greatest athletes ever are perfectionists including Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, and Serena Williams. So how did they get away with being perfectionists? Is perfectionism helpful?

Is this part of the reason why these athletes are great or is perfectionism a thorn in their side? The best athletes are able to parlay the advantages into shaping their greatness while managing the disadvantages that come with being a perfectionist.

First, athletes need to overcome the lure of “perfectionism” with logic. No athlete is perfect. The pressure to play a perfect game hurts your confidence and enjoyment for the sport. Second, perform functionally, not perfect. You’re not going to be in the zone every game!

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