Mental Training – TED talks

Amy Purdy: Living Beyond Limits

Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over

Alison Ledgerwood: Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and how to get unstuck)

Carol Dweck: Power of Believing that You Can

2 thoughts on “Mental Training – TED talks

  1. MGrodski Post author

    The Fear of Swimming Failure

    Age Group Swim Opinion is courtesy of Gavin Cooley
    Published at

    What’s holding you back?
    Most people would say time, or money, but not me. I can tell you exactly why I’m not my LSC’s champion in the 100 fly, why I didn’t get my Speedo Sectional cuts. It’s not that I didn’t work hard enough. I had a good diet, and I got a decent amount of sleep. So why wasn’t I faster? After the hours of training, the thousands upon thousands of strokes, the weeks of aching muscles, I still wasn’t good enough.

    Why? I was afraid to fail. There were so many people I didn’t want to disappoint, my parents, my coaches, my friends. Ultimately, I disappointed the only person it really mattered to… Myself.

    I was so worried about not failing, not falling short of the expectations, so I swam safe. Sure, I went fast, and I dropped time, but I never really took a risk, because by taking a risk comes the possibility of failure, and if I fail, I am failing all those people who are counting on me. A mere week after my championship meet, I had an epiphany…

    Read the full article at: The Fear of Swimming Failure

Comments are closed.