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Insider Secret #7:Power Strategies From Sports Psychology

“Most athletes and coaches will acknowledge that at least 40to 90 percent of the success in sport is due to mental factors. Ona competitive level, it is not uncommon to hear that the winnerinvariably comes down to who is the strongest athlete—mentally—on a given day!”—J.M. Williams and V. Krane

As I mentioned earlier, I was privileged to work with several of the teams who were competing in the 1982 America’s Cup races. Like all professional athletes, these crew members have physical talents many people lack, but what really sets them apart are their incredible mental strength, internal motivation, and undying determination. One may think that mental strength, motivation, and ...

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