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Olympians - 7 Lessons to Achieve Greatness!

Mental Performance is my expertise and now like many I’m glued to the TV watching Olympians show their excellence and yes sometimes defeat. Do you know what makes Olympians Masters of Performance with an ability to achieve Greatness? Let me share 7 Lessons they can teach you!
  1. Have undeniable faith and dedication
    The hours of training, the belief in self, the commitment to physical and mental abilities helps achieve peak performance. Each performance starts with the belief they will win. Keeping a positive environment and having the belief to achieve helps stay true to the goal.
  2. Be obsessed and committed to goals
    Outcome goals, performance goals and process goals are only 3 types of goals to set. Olympians have a goal for everything, what they eat, how they train, the hours they train, sleep required, whom they surround themselves with and the results they get. When you want to become, the best stay focused on what you want. Keep that clear in your mind.
  3. Be coachable
    Be open to coaching. Olympians want input, feedback, how to challenge themselves, what is needed to improve and be at the top of their game. When given a task, they follow through with it. They take responsibility for their action and results. Many times, the difference between two champions is that slight edge in thinking, strategy and technique. Coaching can provide this advantage all winners look for. Find a mentor or coach to help guide you to your greatest potential. 
  4. Turn disappointment into motivation
    To be on the podium it takes outstanding results. Sometimes things go wrong and defeat occurs. They always know that setbacks are inevitable whether that be an injury or a poor performance.  When things don’t go their way they reflect, reset and get back at it even harder than before. 
  5. Have a sense of urgency
    When they want great results and peak performance there is a get things done NOW attitude versus wait until later.   There is a sense of urgency to learn, train, grow and get in the game.  Procrastination is absent and there is a drive to move forward, faster.  With a deadline to meet focus is applied. This is what is necessary DAILY to achieve greatness.
  6. Imagine all the various scenarios and prepare
    Great athletes imagine all the different scenarios and "what if’s" to develop performance plans and learn how to deal with them.  Thinking about what could happen from pre-performance to during allows removal of uncertainty and the ability to deal with distractions.
  7. Focus intently on execution of performance
    When the time comes to perform they have a focus like a guided missile, knowing their target. If need be they adjust and correct to maintain the level of performance for desired results.  Distractions are dealt with and repeat mistakes are avoided. 
We can all have greatness if we faith and dedication and commit!
Corey McCusker is a Mental Performance Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author who coaches accomplished professionals and elite young athletes to break through stress and overcome setbacks in order to reach peak performance. Her unique and effective approach helps her clients get past the mental roadblocks that limit their results and take control of their success. Her clients gain the clarity, confidence, energy, and performance edge they need to go for their big dreams without the stress, struggle and overwhelm that can grip top performers. Corey is certified as a Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Empowerment Techniques ™, and Hypnosis. Corey is also trained in Brain Gym. Her programs Breakthrough Your Boundaries and Master The Mind, Master the Game have helped hundreds of high achievers reach peak performance and live their desired lives. Contact corey@coreymccusker.com