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    The 10,000 Hour Rule For Success In Sport

    In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell reveals why some people achieve extraordinary things. One undeniable factor is the 10,000 hour rule. Whether it’s Mozart, the Beatles, or Bill Gates, all extraordinary achievers put in a minimum of 10,000 hours developing their skills. And there are no exceptions. […]

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    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 […]

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    How To Defeat Negative Self-Talk In Sport

    When I was 15, my parents divorced. My mother moved 2,000 miles away and my father plunged into an intense affair with his new girlfriend. For the first nine months after the divorce, I did not cry. In fact, I did not think about the […]

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    How To Be Bullet Proof To Criticism in Sport

    This is a true, if somewhat embarrassing story. Years ago I was in Finland for the World Championship in my sport, ringette. Two days before the final I wandered down to the restaurant where my teammates were. To my shock and horror, they were trash […]

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    Do You Get Superstitious On Game Day?

    One of the keys to winning in sport is having a fantastic GAME FACE routine. GAME FACE is a routine that gets you psyched up the day you compete. Most athletes don’t have a great GAME FACE routine. All they’ve got is superstition. Let me […]

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