A Crazy Paradox
If you ask any serious athlete to what extent their mental state affects their performances they all tell you a huge amount usually 70, 80 or 90%. Nobody says less than 50%. But if you then ask them what they do to prepare their minds for competition most of them say nothing at all. This is a crazy paradox because if athletes believe their mental state is so important for their performance level then logic suggests they should be spending as much time working on their minds as their bodies. But although these legions of ambitious athletes torture themselves with long hours of physical hard slog in the gym or pool, court or field in order to crank up their bodies to peak performance level they do little if anything to condition their minds for competition. The mental side of things is almost completely neglected and many athletes only seek help for mental issues when something goes seriously wrong such as a dramatic loss of form or a crisis of confidence (or both). But you need to be mentally strong to make it as a successful athlete and the world is littered with the broken dreams of talented individuals who lacked the mental strength to achieve the success expected of them. The truth of course is that mental training is crucial and should form an integral part of the training programme of any athlete who is genuinely interested in success because all the time and effort practicing and getting physically fit is wasted without the mental strength to be mentally strong and confident at vital moments of competition. Deep down they know this.
The truth of course is that:
You don’t go to the gym once and declare yourself fit. You build up fitness over a period and maintain it regularly with continuous exercise. The same applies to mental strength but it is amazing how many athletes think that a single session of mental training will get their minds ‘sorted out’. Whilst you certainly experience a very significant benefit from the first session it is only a beginning and using mind-strengthening methods as a regular part of your training schedule will transport you into new realms of achievement beyond your wildest dreams. In fact, it should be continually stated until indelibly emblazoned on the mind of all athletes and coaches that a programme of mental training should be undertaken by all athletes of any level every day to get their minds in top mental shape in the same way as they undertake physical training every day to get their bodies in top physical shape. There, I’ve said it again. integral part of the programme of any who is genuinely interested in for mental issues when something goes seriously wrong such as a dramatic loss of form or a
So being in top mental shape requires regular mental training just as being in top physical shape requires regular physical training. But also, just as athletes perform a physical warm-up routine prior to competition, they need a mental warm-up to drive out all negative thoughts and leave them feeling strong, confident and powerful with only positive thoughts flowing through their minds.
Few, however, are aware of even the most fundamental techniques for conditioning their minds in this way and labour under the illusion that wearing some special underwear, having the same breakfast on match day or listening to their favourite pop music will transport them to world-class heights. If you think it helps then do it but these superstitions are mere kids-stuff compared to proper mental training methods. Athletes are not always assisted much by coaches, many of whom fail to recognise the importance of mental training. Many tend to hide behind the ludicrous idea that you’re either born with mental strength or you’ll never have it. In fact, mental strength can be manufactured and built up in any willing athlete until they are positively overflowing with confidence, belief and winning feelings.
It is the great broken link that any athlete must fix without delay if they wish to stay in contention with their more progressive rivals and it is exactly what Peter Gilmour’s methods are designed for – the opportunity to be truly in the zone and experience that beautiful state at will. The optimum state for competition is to be nice and relaxed with the correct amount of positive tension which is a kind of excitement. When you achieve the correct balance you enter the zone. When you’re in the zone you switch over to auto-pilot and your mind and body click into harmony. Everything is right, everything is perfect and you achieve remarkable results. Everything flows easily and effortlessly and you feel a surge of purpose and strength. You feel amazing and at that fantastic moment your performance skyrockets and you go further than you have ever gone before. That is what these methods do for you. Not only do they improve the athlete’s performance level and help them achieve their full potential but it is absolutely certain that they cannot achieve their full potential without them. You don’t get this even with the best silk underwear.
So what is mental strength? Where does it come from? How do you get it? Why is it that some players perform at a consistently high level in training but cannot reproduce the same standard in matches? These are questions that mystify players, athletes and coaching professionals but the answers are actually quite simple and for the benefit of doubt, here they are:
- Mental strength is a mix of four ingredients – confidence, belief, motivation & focus
- It comes from inside you
- You get it by following Peter Gilmour’s mental training methods
Please listen carefully. This is not rubbish or hit-or-miss or mumbo-jumbo. If you carry out these methods, and they are not difficult, you will raise your performance level without any doubt whatsoever because this is scientific and always works. Very often the effect is rapid and dramatic and sometimes it is more subtle but there is always a significant improvement right from the start. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll win every time but it does mean you’ll have a better chance of winning every time. That’s what it’s all about – Inspired performance. World-class performance. World-class happiness. If you want this then call Peter Gilmour now on 07831 699624