How To Stop Over-Thinking and Over-Analyzing

I’ve said it over and over again.

Athletes who struggle the most with their mental game tend to over-think and over-analyze.

Analytical people are unusually smart, especially when it comes to solving problems.

Unfortunately, this quality can get you into trouble in sport.

Here’s the problem with being a super-star problem-solver.

You fall in love with your own brain.

You try to use your head (intellect) to solve every problem, including the ones in sport.

You get s good at trusting your intellect you can’t remember how to trust your body or your heart anymore.

There’s an old adage.

“When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

If the only tool for peak performance in sport you have is your intellect, you’ll use it to solve every problem out there.

This is bad.

It’s bad because you second-guess your body.

You over-ride your sixth sense in sport, your Great Jock Mind.

Instead of cultivating your Great Jock Mind, you snuff it out.

It lays dormant inside you.

It might surface every now and again by accident.

When it does, it’s glorious.

You’re glorious.

But then you chase it away by over-analysing.

Here’s what golf John Daly has to say about it:

The average golfer steps up to the ball and starts thinking a mile a minute.

‘What’s my target line, how’s my grip, where are my elbows, take it back low and slow, remember to pivot, cock my wrists, bring my shoulder down and through–what’d I forget?

Shit, with all that thinking going on, it’s wonder every swing doesn’t end up a whiff.

Let me tell you, by the time I’m ready to start my swing, I’ve stopped thinking. I’ve looked close at my lie, I’ve checked my distance, I’ve factored in
the wind, and I’ve figured out where I want to ball to end up–all BEFORE I step up to the ball.

Then what I try to do is go blank. Not consciously think about ANYTHING. Just swing the club.

John admits it took him a long, long time to learn how to stop over-thinking everything.

You can learn this much faster than John with Secrets of the Great Jock Mind.

The key is to visualize before you compete so you don’t have to think.

When your body is properly programmed, you activate your Great Jock Mind because

you don’t NEED to think.

I remember the day before our World Championships in 1996, a teammate of mine asked me if I was ready.

I said,

“Actually I wish we could play the game today. I’ve visualized so much I can’t think about the game anymore.”

The best part is you don’t have to TRY to change yourself.

It’s effortless.

Just listen to the recordings.

Your Great Jock Mind will come alive and handle things.

This program can give you the peak performances you’ve been waiting for.

You can win consistently with a guaranteed program.

It’s time for your success:

www.thecouragetowin.com/greatjockmind

And for more free mental toughness tips, click here.

Your friend,

Lisa B.

About the Author

Lisa Lane BrownLisa Brown is the founder of the Courage to Win and is considered the world's leading expert on deep mental toughness for success in career, love, and sport. She has personally coached over 7,200 achievers to new heights and conducted over 1,300 live seminars on mental toughness across North America. She has been featured by major media including the New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine, who called the Courage to Win “a straight-forward guide to success, highly recommended.”View all posts by Lisa Lane Brown →