Managing Perfectionism In Sports
In “Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes.
Here’s the question Dr. Cohn answers this week about Managing Perfectionism In Sports:
LEAH ASKS: “With my athleticism, training, and my talent, I have super high expectations and I expect to win often. In matches when I make mistakes, I berate myself, get frustrated, and lose focus. Now I expect to do these things in matches, which hurts my confidence. Am I a perfectionist, or am I just being negative with myself during matches?”
Watch the video below to hear what Dr. Cohn has to say to Leah about managing perfectionism in athletes.
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