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Calling All Perfectionists!

Frustrated all the time?   This might be why.... Is this you? High expectations for yourself Very competitive Good student Talented athlete Work to please others (parents, coaches) Worry (excessively at times) about making mistakes Put A LOT of pressure on self Hard time mentally recovering from mistakes Easily frustrated If this sounds like you, [...]

Fear of Failure? Or is it the Fear of Failing?

Fear of Failure or is it the Fear of Failing? Mike Margolies CMT® Fear of Failure The difference between Fear of failure and Fear of failing. FEAR can be scary; it can definitely hold athletes back from accomplishing many great things. Fear is failure can be about not wanting to fail at anything you do, [...]

Stop Slumps Before They Start

Stop Slumps Before They Start By: Sarah Frey, MS., CMT & Dr. Bob Neff, CMT Frustration. Exhaustion. Stress. Despair. If you’ve ever been in a performance slump or felt stuck in a rut, these are undoubtedly some emotions you’ve experienced. You can now rest easy because performance slumps are not only something you can overcome, [...]

The Importance of Role Charity and Acceptance in Team Athletics

The Importance of Role Clarity and Acceptance in Team Athletics By Sheryl Kine Cardiff www.SherylKineCardiff.com www.MentalTrainingInc.com Successful teams are complex and not entirely dependent on having the best players. Of course talent, practice, are hard work are vital, but what about the structure of the team, who fulfills certain roles, how those roles are perceived, and how well [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:54+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake

Managing Emotions When There is A Lot at Stake www.SherylKlineCardiff.com www.MentalTrainingInc.com Whether you are being evaluated to make a team, sitting down to take a college entrance exam, or playing in a game that could change the course of your future, it is extremely difficult to be in an ideal mental state that will allow [...]

2016-03-15T19:40:50+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

Understanding Underperformance

Understanding Underperformance By: Sarah Frey, MS, CMT Wouldn’t it be great if we could all perform in competition as well as we do in practice? One of the biggest hurdles we face when it comes time to ‘step up to the plate,’ is managing our feelings of stress, nervousness, and anxiety. So what if we [...]

A Growth Mind-Set and Achievement

A Growth Mind-Set and Achievement by Sheryl Kline Cardiff www.MentalTrainingInc.com www.SherylKlineCardiff.com Errors and failure in the pursuit to a major goal are inevitable. Some of the most successful people, past and present have failed spectacularly. Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times, Steven Spielberg applied unsuccessfully to film school three times, and Henry Ford failed at [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments

The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training

The Importance of Optimism in High Performance Training by Sheryl Kline Cardiff, M.A. www.SherylKlineCardiff.com [email protected]      I read an interview recently in the New York Times between Kobe Bryant and Arianna Huffington. They seemed like an unusual pair to be having lunch together, discussing their past accomplishments and brainstorming out loud what the future [...]

2017-05-12T22:23:55+00:00 By |MTI Blog, Sheryl's Blog|0 Comments