EGO. In sports ego gets both glorified and vilified. At its best, it fuels your confidence and drives you to the finish line … at its worst it makes you throw tantrums and make excuses for why you didn’t perform the way you could have.

Your ego wants to be the boss of you, but the truth is that your ego doesn’t always know what’s best for you. It can overpower your rational mind and make decisions that work against you and aren’t in line with who you are and who you want to be. If you’ve ever walked away from a day of training or a competition and said to yourself …

“Why did I do that!?”

… because you let your ego overtake a smart decision to make a rash decision that sabotaged your training goals and/or your performance – listen to this Mental Training Tips podcast and find out how to keep your ego in check.