Perfectionist Athletes With Irrational Thinking
In this Mental Training podcast, you learn why perfectionist athletes partake in irrational thinking. In this case “all or none thinking” and how to prevent it.
One of the characteristics of perfectionists is that they view their performance as black or white, good or bad, with no shades of gray in between.
This leads to athletes judging their performance harshly when they don’t perform up to their unwritten standards.
These athletes over analyze and judge their performance as either good or bad, while performing, and get stuck on the last shot, skill, or play. Thus, they lose their flow and ability to focus in the moment.
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