Not long ago I heard a short speech that still resonates with me:
"Why is the lion the king of the jungle? It's not for his size... that would be the elephant. It's not for his speed... that would be the cheetah. It's not because he's the smartest. So he's not the biggest, the fastest, or the smartest. So why is the lion the king of the jungle? It's because of his mentality. That's the only difference"
So I ask you are you a queen of the gym? Does your mentality suggest that you strive for greatness every day that you walk through that door? Even if you don't have the strongest skills, the fastest vault run, the least shaken beam routine, or the least fear of the high bar.
And how can that mentality be changed or adapted? The simple answer, you. But, we are all here to help you if that mentality is something that you want to achieve.
Articles are generalized information for all athletes. Sport psychology is an amazing tool to help take an athlete to the next level of training and competition by incorporating a new perspective on sport performance.
If interested in private sessions regarding mental performance training, please contact Alisha Barnes.
West Virginia University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology. Current student at University of Kentucky in the Master of Science Sport & Exercise Psychology program. She currently works with REVEL Gymnastics and TiLube Storm Lake Honda as a mental performance consultant