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    How To Use The Law of Attraction To Win in Sport

    “My coach doesn’t believe in me.” “I got a lousy start.” “My opponent trash talked me.” These are typical reasons athletes give for their bad attitude or poor performance when the going gets tough. The truth? These athletes are using distractions as an excuse to […]

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    How To Conquer Fear in Sport – From Champion Pete Sampras

    When Pete Sampras was breaking into the winner’s circle in tennis, legend Ivan Lendl was the guy to beat. Having been whipped by Lendl six months earlier, Sampras was hungry but wary going into the 1990 US Open. After winning the first two sets, Sampras […]

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    The Green-Eyed Monster And Winning

    The Green-Eyed Monster And Winning Comparing yourself to others is NOT jealousy. Nor is it wrong. I get this question a lot from athletes who think that comparing themselves to peers – and wanting to beat them – is wrong. So I’d like to set […]

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    Steel Yourself To Be A Tough Competitor

    Steel Yourself To Be A Tough Competitor By Lisa Lane Brown In sport, you need to be a TOUGH competitor. That’s because sport is a war, complete with an enemy: your opponent. Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players ever, understood that sport is […]

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    Is There REALLY Power In Positive Thinking?

    Yesterday I interviewed Shannon Miller, the winningest female hockey coach in history. I asked her how she builds confidence in her athletes. She said: “I get to know each player and her strengths. I focus on her strengths by being really positive with her. Then […]

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