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Staying Focused Despite Haas-tile Conditions
Last week, Bill Haas beat Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in a two-hole playoff to win the 2012 Northern Trust Open. Although it was Haas’ steady play throughout the week that allowed him to have the chance at victory, it was his mental thinking and preparation that really put the trophy in his hands. When Haas made his par on the 18th hole during the final round, he had the clubhouse lead at 7 under. There were only two players who could catch him – Mickelson and Bradley. To do so, one of them would have...
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Believing In Yourself
Having a positive self-fulfilling prophecy is one of the most critical necessities for any professional athlete. In short, a self-fulfilling prophecy is the belief one possesses about his or her athletic skills and their assumption about how things will go once in competition. The self-fulfilling prophecy not only plays a role in athletic events, but also in work situations, like a businessman conducting a presentation or an attorney trying to sway the jury. If you don’t believe in your own skill set to achieve positive results (regardless of the context), the odds of succeeding plummet. 32-year-old golfer...
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FOCUS on the Positive
The world of athletics, business, and life in general often boils down to making decisions. Life is full of choices and certain decisions an individual makes that will push them into one direction or another. When making these decisions it is important to have confidence, think positive, and do one’s best to remain calm. Athletes often enter into stressful situations; stepping to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lining up for a goal line stand on fourth down, or reading a putt to win a golf tournament. All sorts...
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