David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin – Final Part - Sport Performance Video By DAVID CHARLTON
Posted 12/17/2021 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin – Final Part

If you are an athlete, do you struggle to transfer your skills from training or practice to competitive situations?  Or if you’re a coach, does your team or athletes fail to express themselves fully when the pressure is on?

In this solo podcast episode, I address this hugely common challenge that athletes young and old, amateur and professional have, where I review recent podcast episodes and articles that I’ve created on the topic and go on to share 10 common reasons why this is the case.  You’ll also find a range of practical tips and suggestions to challenge your thinking and help you overcome these challenges.

10 Common Reasons Why Athletes Fail to Transfer their Skills from Practice to Competitive Situations:

  • Your practice or training isn’t designed to help you feel more confident under pressure.
  • Your practice or training doesn’t challenge you enough.
  • You don’t mentally prepare for difficulties.
  • You don’t have a strategy to stay present.
  • Your mindset towards your warm up sets you up to fail.
  • You fail to learn from past mistakes.
  • You don’t have consistent performance or pre-shot routines.
  • Your core values are compromised and negatively influence your actions.
  • You focus or your coaching team focus too much on results or the scoreboard.
  • Your culture is psychologically unsafe, causing fear responses.

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Previous Podcast Episode on Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Podcast Ep069: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 1

Podcast Ep073: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 2 

Podcast Ep079: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 3 

Podcast Ep085: David Charlton – David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 4 

Relevant Podcast Episodes

Podcast Ep094: Professor Adam Nicholls – How to Develop Mentally Strong Rugby Players

Podcast Ep093: Dan Abrahams – How to Overcome Mental Blocks in Football

Podcast Ep092: Dr James Hegarty – ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

Podcast Ep091: Jarrod Leathem – How to Transfer Your Cricket Skills to Matches

Podcast Ep089: Will Shaw – How To Transfer Your Golfing Skills To The Course 

Podcast Ep088: Dre Baldwin – How To Play As Well As You Practice

Podcast Ep087: Carl Bell 0 From Professional Football and Goalkeeping to Physiotherapy

Podcast Ep086: David Charlton – Observations: How to Learn from Setbacks

Podcast Ep004: Chris Paisley – Life on the European Tour

Relevant Blogs and Resources

Blog: How To Play Well When You Aren’t Feeling Great

Blog: 5 Coaching Tips to Develop Mentally Tough Footballers

Blog: Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

Blog: Mental Preparation for Combat Sports

Blog: Mental Toughness is a Hugely Valuable Trait

Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

Blog: Make Better Decisions to Help Your Sport Performance

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