How did Roger do it? He removed the mental block had imprisoned runners everywhere for decades and replaced it with CONFIDENCE.
See, Roger was studying to become a doctor when he set the goal. And when he thought about the four minute mile barrier rationally, he said, “It didn’t seem logical to me, as a doctor, that if you could run a mile in four minutes, one and a bit seconds, you couldn’t break four minutes.”
What Roger did was activate a BELIEF in himself that he could run a mile in under 4 minutes, which translated into confidence, and the rest is history.
Herein lies the main problem you have.
If you’re like 97% of athletes, you lack the consistent confidence needed to be a winning, superstar athlete.
Perhaps you never had much confidence to begin with…
Or maybe you struggle to translate “practice confidence” to “game confidence”…
Or perhaps you have yo-yo confidence, where your confidence swings up and down depending on what’s happening in your game, race, or match…
What this means is that no matter how much you improve your technique, how much great coaching you get, how intensely you train, or how fit you get, you are NOT performing even close to your potential and becoming the superstar athlete you should be.
Just think: the next time you collect a silver medal or finish low down on the rankings, you COULD HAVE crushed your event and been the envy of every other athlete there.
Please think about this logically for a moment.
How can you be aggressive, focus and concentrate, take risks, and persist when hit by setbacks…
…if you do NOT have total confidence and belief in yourself out there?
It’s like trying to drive a car with the emergency brake on. You’re pressing on the gas, but you’re hardly moving at all.
The ugly truth is, that’s what’s happening to you every time you lose your confidence. You are only achieving a tiny fraction of what you could be, and you certainly aren’t WINNING consistently.
Even worse, without consistent confidence, it’s virtually impossible to DEVELOP the superior skills of a superstar athlete in the first place – I’m talking about the kind of astonishing ability that leaves your opponents in dust (even when you’re having an ‘average’ day).