“I suppose we end up where we think we belong a lot of the times. It’s amazing what the subconscious does. Whatever’s deep down inside us and we believe that’s our status, that’s where we end up.” – Padraig Harrington, 3-time Major winner
This month’s post can be summarized in one statement: You’ll never outperform your self-image.
In other words, we all have a subconscious or conscious image of what kind of athlete we are, and we will usually end up performing very close to that level. Of course there will be those times when we catch fire or just stink up the joint, but even then we will “even ourselves out” and return to the level we feel we belong.
So this points to the profound impact our self-image has on our performance, which begs the question – What can we do to improve our self-image? I’ll offer up three ways:Read More