Courtesy of Greg Brown:
We continue to work daily on our Process oriented thinking. We truly believe that we must work just as hard, if not harder, developing our player's mental skills as their physical skills.
We have noticed the words,"fear, afraid, failure" etc come up in conversations. Afraid of failure, afraid of letting others down, etc. So how then, can we make a fear of failure work work as a strength.
Dr. Kevin Elko has the following suggestions:
Fear is an Acronym:
False Evidence Appearing Real
If you hold onto fear, then that worrisome, awful vision is clearly and consistently established in your mind and it will occur--because you have made it so.
A vision isn't a vision until it is tested. Make your vision last longer than your fear.
Do not surrender to the greatest temptation--Self pity. With self pity you are not thinking something is just hard but rather that something is too hard. It is beyond you; it is more than you can handle.
To accomplish the seemingly impossible:
1. Thinking it
2. Speaking it
3. Acting it