May 9, 2006
Todays sports psychology podcast is for athletes, coaches and parents that are interested in learning about perfectionism in sports, its advantages and disadvantages, and a few tips to combat the disadvantages of perfectionism in sports.
You would think perfectionism is positive for athletes in sports, but it actually causes athletes to try too hard and focus too much on being perfect, avoiding mistakes, and not disappointing others.
One of the major mental game errors made by perfectionists is their extremely high expectation they maintain. When they do not achieve their expectations - it's easy to become frustrated and lose confidence. Use this podcast to improve you mental training and rid yourself from the mental game handcuffs of perfectionism.