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Three Not-So-Quick Tips to Improve Your Mental Game

By Dr. Zachary Hojnacki. SwimSwam, 03/21/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Athletes who maintain positivity and look forward to future opportunities in the face of failure are often rewarded with hard-earned improvements when they are least expected.

I have focused my research on understanding and remedying the phenomenon of choking under pressure in sports, particularly swimming. I want to see athletes perform to their best ability and overcome the performance hurdles they sometimes face in sports.

The internet is littered with quick tips and easy fixes to big problems. I don’t believe that there are fast or easy ways that sports psychology can improve athletic performance.