How to Play for Yourself During Competition

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Perfectionist athletes often worry too much about what others (coaches, teammates, parents) think about their performance. We call this social approval fears in our work.

This is not only a huge distraction for athletes, but also a source of pressure to perform up to others’ expectations. This is the number one reason athletes cripple themselves with fear of failure.

Worrying about what others think leads to tentative or cautious performances.

Perfectionists: Learn how to overcome worrying about what others think in this podcast.

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