What is the Unconquerable Mindset?
Mindset is how you see your situation, how you see yourself and the world around you. Simply put, your mindset is your simple perspective on situations in your life.
The crazy thing about individuals mindset is that they are all different. Put any two people in a situation and one will often see things and perceive things completely different than the other. This often is based on our beliefs systems, established when we were young. One person in the situation may see things as frustrating and unbeatable, while the other in the same situation may be motivated, confident and sees victory.
Some athletes see a bend in the road when adversity hits and some see the end of the road. These are products of individual mindset.
The best part about mindset is it is NOT fixed. You can control it, dictate it and respond to it. You have full control. Many of your belief systems were established by the time you were 6 years old. You had very little control of it. Your belief system was established almost 100% by those you were surrounded by as a young child. The key is realizing you control it, you can make it yours and change it. You can shift to a growth mindset and as an athlete you MUST!
You don’t want to be the athlete who always seems to self sabotage when things start going your way. You want the mindset that allows you to learn, stay focused and committed to the task at hand.
You don’t want to be the athlete that plays great in practice, but when it comes to games, you struggle. You don’t want to be the athlete that lets one mistake turn into two, then three, then four and on and on. You want to have the mindset that overcomes adversity, embraces mistakes and learns from them and performs at their peak performance levels every single time you compete.
With the right mental performance training, you can learn to stay calm, develop the necessary routines and habits needed to show up when it matters most time and time again.
This is what mental performance is all about!
The Unconquerable Mindset Equals The Unconquerable Perspective.
Often times our minds see things one way, or that there can only be one way to perceive something. That, of course, is not the case at all.
It is important that we remain open to other perspectives, other ways, other outcomes that exist and choose the one that will be the most beneficial to you as an athlete in a current situation and will help you get from where you are, to where you are trying to go.
Perspective is something that really creates your reality. Your beliefs and how you see things, really does shape your world. Often times, I see the biggest, strongest, most athletic players fail at their craft because their mindset is off. They are constantly falling short of their peak performance levels because they have not developed or even attempted to work on creating the Unconquerable Mindset. They will continue to struggle and continue to fail when it come to reaching their true maximum potential.
As a mental performance coach, I provide the answers of why athletes fall short, or aren’t living up to their potential and more importantly I make sure to share the tools necessary to get athletes performing at their best consistently.
I see athletes train hard in the gym, do all the small things great and work their bodies extremely hard, yet when it comes time to take all that hard work and perform, they struggle. The lack of mental performance training has them unprepared, not ready and often fearful when they compete.
The Massive Importance of a Unconquerable Mindset
One of the biggest challenges as an athlete is to make sure you are in constant control of your performance and have a clear path for any goals you set for yourself.
Without the understanding that you, as an athlete, do control these things, you may struggle to get the results and it may lead to you even giving up or even stop working hard.
Athletes that doubt themselves and don’t realize they are in full control start to doubt several things associated with their sport and things can start to fall apart quickly.
I have worked with athletes that will blame genetics, or lack of talent and make excuses like that is just who they are, there is nothing they can do about it. So they transfer programs, or higher other trainers to work on more physical stuff and the problem just keeps rolling over and over again.
Having the right mindset is so vitally important to overcome any of these negative feelings or circumstances.
As you develop the Unconquerable Mindset, you will start to see how you directly are responsible for bringing the necessary energy to your workouts, training, and games. How you, by staying focused and positive, especially when things get difficult, will step up to the challenge and actually accomplish more than you thought you could. Not only will you see short term positive results for this, but you are building long term sustainable growth, development and promise as well.
By learning these skills and developing the Unconquerable Mindset you will be able to reach your full potential. You can grow and develop your mindset just like you can your body.
The Unconquerable Mindset is so critical because athletes with these two types of mindsets (fixed and growth) think very differently and react to information and adversity very differently. They respond differently and view performance in a different way, that is why it is so critical to get on the path of the Unconquerable Mindset.
Remember, athletes with an average or fixed mindset are most effected and receptive when they are being given information about how they have done. For example, getting testing results or the details or stats during their competitive performance.
The Unconquerable Mindset is most receptive when being told what they can do to improve.
You see the difference? Where the fixed mindset asks, “how did I do?” vs the Unconquerable Mindset asks, “What can I do better next time?”.
The fixed mindset is perceived, the learning mindset is growth, or that of a Champion.
You should be able to see exactly which mindset you want as an athlete looking to reach your full potential.
Athletes with an Unconquerable Mindset deal with adversity differently. The fixed mindset athlete are discouraged by adversity because that hurts the ego that is built into their belief of who they are. This leads often to fear, giving up, not working hard and a lot of negative issues for the athlete.
The Unconquerable Mindset sees adversity as a potential to grow, a potential to improve and an opportunity to learn and get better. This is where you need to be!
Adversity or a setback is a chance to make a great comeback for athlete with the Unconquerable Mindset. They see a small bend in the road, not the end of the road and it tends to make the athlete push and work harder through the adversity. This is absolutely HUGE!
It's time to BECOME UNCONQUERABLE!