Recently I began a multi-part series about mental strength and high intensity athletic performance. These articles go over mental strength steps to take to achieve peak performance, at least from a mindset perspective.
Step 4 – Building the Self-Confidence of a Champion
When a top athletic performer shows up, you know it! They aren’t bragging or strutting around like a peacock — they just have this vibe about them. Self-confidence is the fuel for success.
4 Mental Strength Tips to Develop a Self-Confidence Mindset
1. Pay Your Physical Dues.
You have to pay your physical dues before we can even begin to talk about developing the self-confidence required for peak performance. This part takes hard work, long training practices and even extra curricular activities. You must prepare your body first to do the work so that it (your body) will follow your thoughts for peak performance.
Do this: when you are at practice, think about what your competition is doing and then do more. If you’re not willing to pay your dues — and then some — get out now. If, however, you’re ready to push yourself physically and mentally to reach peak athletic performance, building self-confidence is essential.