“The triumph can't be had without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph
High performers realize that a triumph can’t happen without the struggle. They make sure they aren’t listening to powerful voice inside their head telling them they can. They know their ability to overcome obstacles will lead to their best experiences. They do this by realizing mental toughness is a trait we can develop by living and letting go, training ourselves to be psychologically flexible, and staying in the present moment.
High Performance Power Phrase: I embrace the obstacles that come in my way. I adjust and adapt.
Bob has a unique professional resume which combines an eighteen-year professional baseball career with a master’s degree in sport psychology and counseling from Boston University. Bob won 110 major league games pitching for six teams; the NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins and was a member of the 1992 National League All-Star team.
Bob is also a member of the Applied Association of Sport Psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He is the author of the book “Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball.”
In this interview, Bob and Cindra talk about:
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You can learn more about Bob’s work at https://bobtewksbury.com/ and find him on Twitter @Bob_Tewksbury.
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis
High performers spend time thinking about what they want at the beginning of the year. They reflect back on the year consider their wins and challenges. Then, they write their goals down (3-4 goals), consider their why behind that goal, and then set a plan out. They consider who will be on their team because we all need a team for support and accountability.
High Performance Power Phrase: I go after my goals with passion and excitement. I know what I want, and every day I work toward my goals. I stay focused and gritty.
Judy L. Van Raalte, Ph.D. is professor of psychology at Springfield College, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Van Raalte has presented at conferences in 18 countries, published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as self-talk, transitions, and professional issues in sport and exercise psychology, and produced more than 20 sport psychology videos.
Her research has been funded by The National Institutes of Mental and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Dr. Van Raalte served as President of the American Psychological Association's Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology (Division 47) and as the Vice President of the International Society of Sport Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the International Society of Sport Psychology.
In this interview, Judy and Cindra talk about:
To learn more about Judy’s work, you can visit SupportForSport.org for free evidence-based sport psychology materials) and vbvideo.com for sport psychology videos.
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/judy