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What can you do as an athlete to win more often?

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Competitive sports are typical zero-sum games: you either win or lose. In this context, winning is therefore often the most important goal. One of the problems, however, is that thoughts about winning or not losing undermine the athlete’s focus on the task at hand, and consequently, their performance. What can athletes do to optimize self-regulation and performance in a competitive context? In our research, teaching, and consultancy work we focus on four effective psychological principles.


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