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10 Benefits From Working On Your Inner Game As A Footballer

I say it time and again, “you need to work on your mindset.” But why?

Working on your inner game undoubtedly helps you to handle doubts and take charge of your confidence.

I say it time and again, “you need to work on your mindset.”

But why?

If you don’t realise why you need to do something your chances of not only doing it but also sticking with it are very slim.

That’s why you often ignore your manager’s instructions on the training field, you don’t understand the why behind his message.

Maybe not knowing the why is also the reason you haven’t addressed your inner game struggles yet?

Your not daft, you realise that just forgetting about your pre-match doubts doesn’t work and you know the hurt and anxiety that supporter’s negative comments and posts can cause.

Working on your inner game undoubtedly helps you to handle those doubts and take charge of your confidence.

But why else should you work on your inner game as a footballer?

Here is my 10 Benefits From Working On Your Inner Game

  1. Improve confidence – Feel more confident which helps you perform better. Increasing your chances of impressing your manager, scouts and supporters.
  2. Performance & consistency increase – if you have achieved a certain level once, there will only be one thing that stops you doing it more regularly. Your head!
  3. Remove pre-match doubts – handle the pressures of performing by removing self-doubt and thinking more positively in the changing room before kick-off.
  4. Recover from making a mistake – feel certain that you can deal with making a mistake and it not drain your confidence and performance for the remainder of the game.
  5. Handle other people’s opinions – the gaffer, supporters, social media, the press, as a footballer you are being judged 24/7. Handling this isn’t easy at times and has killed many careers over the years.
  6. Play at the highest level possible – you know what you are capable of, feeling confident and playing well can only help you achieve your ambitions of playing at the highest level.
  7. Deal with other people’s expectations – don’t allow other people’s expectations of how you should perform to hold you back! You won’t change the mentality of a football crowd so you have to learn to deal with it.
  8. Deal with losing – losing can not only affect you but those around you including your girlfriend, family and friends.
  9. Injury – it is easy to feel frustrated and angry whilst out injured. It doesn’t have to feel like that.
  10. Make more money – by feeling and performing more confidently you have a greater chance of making more money and securing not only your own future but also that of your family.

So which of the 10 benefits would make the biggest impact in your game?

How would the way that you feel and perform change if you were to take action?

Want to hear more about how Football Mindset can help you and your career?

Simple, email john@footballmindset.co.uk

JJ

How would the way that you feel and perform change if you were to take action?

By John Johnstone 15th November 2018

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