I can hardly believe it-summer is almost over already.  Time sure does fly when you are having fun.  And boy was this summer a fun one-full of trips up North to my fav place on earth (Muskoka), trips to the Toronto Island, weddings, backyard BBQ’s and lots of QT with family and friends.

With all of these fun summer activities on the agenda, my clients often ask me if I still make time for ‘my mental work’?  I’d like to tell you the same thing I tell them; when something works as well as my performance-enhancing skills, strategies, tools and habits do to support me, why the heck would I take a vacation from that?

The truth of the matter is this-when it comes to training your performance psychology, it is no different than training your body.  Repetition, consistency and commitment are crucial.  Therefore, the more habitual and routine you make your approach, the better off your results are in the long run.

I don’t turn my healthy habits off on holidays and that’s the beauty of it.  My habits are there to support me every day of the week, all year around, and that’s because I invested the short-term pain of training them for the long-term gain of doing them automatically (without much thought or effort required).

I challenge you all to think about your daily habits and routines when it comes to training your success psychology.  What do you do consistently and repeatedly to ensure your mindset supports your performance?  It doesn’t need to take long.  A few morning intentions for the day ahead and perhaps connection with your daily victories at night will do the trick for you.

Whatever you choose, make it strategic and commit to making it a habit.  The compound effect will be well worth the valuable investment of time, energy and focus.

Until next time, make every performance count!

-Coach Susan

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