When I reflect back on my career working with so many elite athletes across more than 20 sports and some incredible performances resulting in numerous gold medals, grand slams and world championships, the one key ingredient of all those successes was Confidence! Winners have total faith in themselves. Whatever they believed on the inside, is what manifested on the outside. We all have greatness within us. We all have unique abilities and gifts. Confidence keeps you going even when things are not going your way. It is a skill you learn and develop just like you practice your forehands and backhands, if you are a tennis player, or the skill sets whatever your profession or sport. Here are a few tips to develop your confidence and for the tennis players reading this, I have a special offer at the bottom of this email, just for my Quintessential Quotes email list!
A CONFIDENT MINDSET
Superior fitness gives you so much confidence
You know in your heart you can do whatever it takes. You are stronger, you can move faster, think quicker and last longer, and you become mentally tougher. When the situation gets really tough, when the heat is really on, with supreme fitness, you know you have what it takes to succeed.
Act confidently to feel confident
Try walking tall, with your head and shoulders back and a spring in your steps. It is hard to feel down. Your posture affects your confidence, your attitude and the way you feel. Look at outstanding athletes in action. Their expressions, movements and mannerisms remain constant even in the extreme heat of the battle. When you look and act confidently, you feel like a winner.
See it to believe it
Visualisation helps to greatly accelerate the achievement of any success by activating the creative powers of your subconscious mind. Research has shown that when we perform any task in real life, the brain uses the same identical process it would if you were vividly visualising that activity. The brain thus sees no difference between visualising something and actually doing it. It is an extremely powerful tool for athletes and an excellent way to build up self-confidence in your ability to perform successfully.
Consistency is the key to success, day in and day out.
“Commitment means giving myself my mind body, physically, mentally and spiritually – to do whatever is necessary to become the best I can become.”
Iga Swiatek – Current World Number One Tennis Player
Practice with Intensity
The way you do anything is the way you do everything.
Do not allow the negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence. Don’t ever forget the power of your Extraordinary mind. We become what we think about.
Nothing is impossible.
The word itself says I’M POSSIBLE
For all the tennis players and coaches on my Quintessential Quotes list, I am excited to announce my Confident Mindset for Tennis Course. I have created 11 videos and lots of worksheets and exercises to teach you how to be more confident. It is my mission to help you really believe in yourself. With hard work and total commitment, I believe, anything is possible. To find out more about the confident mindset for tennis, click here https://bit.ly/3V0U2iI and add in the coupon – QQHALFOFF to receive a 50% discount. Note, this is only for my subscribers and it expires on 2nd December. A perfect Christmas gift for players wanting to be their best!
Until next month, go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.
Ann Quinn, PhD
Peak Performance Specialist