"Be the best version of yourself in anything you do. You don't have to live anybody else's story."
You will often hear athletes, coaches, members of the sporting community talk about achieving optimal performance.
In the field of applied sport psychology, one of the primary focuses for Mental Performance Consultants (MPC) when working with athletes is to help athletes create, recognize and then attain their Ideal Performance State (IPS). The term itself loosely defines an optimal state of performance that encompasses both physical and mental activation and the necessary state an athlete must have in order to perform at their best and then consistently repeat.
I have included three components to identify and practise your “IPS” but first, a couple things to remember:
Everyone has a different “IPS”. What works for some, doesn’t necessarily work for...