"Self-worth, or how you feel about yourself, is arguably the most important possession we own."
Rainer Martens, Coaches Guide to Sport Psychology, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1987, p 11.
"Of all the judgments that we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourselves, for that judgment touches the very center of our existence."
Nathaniel Branden (1983) in the book, Honoring the Self
In workshops I have given, I ask young people how they
think a person with high self-worth feels. Invariably the answers
are the sameand correct.
- Resilient (mentally tougher)
- Less fear of failure
- More accepting of diversity in others
When I ask them: Is this a mental place you would like to be?
They answer enthusiastically: YES!!!!
Wouldn't we all like to be there?
While generic sports psychology exercises and skills are
clearly not an answer to all self-esteem problems, this
program is designed to teach athletes the steps to take to
build high self-worth in themselves and then give them a
place to practice it.
Knowledge alone is not helpful. Practicing the skills,
for years, is essential.
SPORTS TEAMS ARE AN EXCITING PLACE TO LEARN MENTAL SKILLS!