If you want to make a positive impact on your team and leave a lasting positive impression in the minds of people who watch you play, remember this…
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If you want to perform at your highest level, it’s time to leave the negativity behind.
Remove it from your body and your mind.
No matter how uncertain you feel, carry yourself with confidence. Carry yourself as if you are certain you will get a hit, as if you are certain you will make the next play, as if you are certain you will throw a perfect pitch.
Your body will do what your mind tells it to.
So tell your body to stand tall, put your shoulders back, lift your chin up (literally). Command your body to use deliberate, purposeful movements in everything you do…
- How you get set on defense
- How you relax between pitches
- How you approach the batters box
- How you approach the pitching rubber
- etc, etc, etc.
Negative breeds negative.
Positive breeds positive.
You can’t think tense, anxious, and worried and play loose, free, and confident.
Confident thoughts bring about confident actions.
If you want to totally embrace, own, and ultimately master your emotions and thoughts, check out Craig Sigl. He teaches athletes all over the world how to take their thinking to a level where performance anxiety ceases to exist.
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Stacie Mahoe shares lessons learned from decades around the diamond. Enjoy her unique insights on softball and life from years as a player, coach, parent, and fan of the game.