A New Perspective On 'Winning'

July 18, 2018

 

If you want to win at a high level, then stop focusing on winning!

 

Many of you had to re-read that last sentence twice, didn’t you? But I meant it!  Allow me to explain.

 

When you focus on the scoreboard, you are using a results oriented mindset. You are merely comparing yourself to your opponent.

 

Let’s be honest. How much control do we really have over our opponent’s level of talent, effort or preparedness? The answer is absolutely none. The problem is that a winning mindset’ or ‘scoreboard mindset’ conflicts with all of the latest research regarding peak performance.

 

What performance psychologists would tell us is that to maximize performance, focus only on the thin