.....As athletes, we’re often programmed from a young age not to show vulnerability or weakness to competitors in any form. However, I really feel like this “old school” mentality creates a lot of issues, especially those who go on to compete at the elite or professional level. There, the pressure to perform or maintain a certain image is much higher, and you must also subject yourself to potential criticism from fans and the media.
I have, at times, experienced issues with controlling anxiety in certain competitions or during training blocks where training has not been going as well as I would like. When you’ve dedicated more than 20 years of your life to achieving a goal, the pressure you put on yourself to achieve this goal is immense. It can become overwhelming when perspective is lost.........more
Bethany`s Notes: Sometimes asking for help or recognizing that you need help can be the first step to regaining a good perspective.
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