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14-Days of Confidence Affirmations for Athletes

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Want to be the best you can be? You've got to think it to win it! Contact John Ellsworth, Master Mental Game Coach and Sports Psychology Consultant. ProtexSports.com

Want to be the best you can be? You've got to think it to win it! Contact John Ellsworth, Master Mental Game Coach and Sports Psychology Consultant. ProtexSports.com

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  • 1. John Ellsworth, MA • Protex Sports (www.protexsports.com) Affirmations for 14 Day Confidence Conditioning ProgramCopyright© 2011 by Protex Sports, LLC www.protexsports.com Page 1
  • 2. Affirmations for 14 Day Confidence Conditioning ProgramDay 1: 1. I am a focused and solid performing endurance athlete. 2. I am confident in my ability regardless of weather or external conditions. 3. No matter what others say or do – my success is up to what I do.Day 2: 1. Put the past behind you and focus in the present one stride at a time. 2. Stop being so negative. You love triathlons and can pull this one together. Be one with the challenge at hand. 3. Mistakes will not put you behind, however poor reactions will. Let go and focus on the next phase of the event.Day 3: 1. The quality of my performance has nothing to do with who I am and how I feel about myself. I have what it takes to win. 2. I have the ability and deserve to be in this event. My recent success proves I can win these events. 3. My swim times have improved and get better every day. I have a strong enough time including transition to be in the top 10 today.Copyright© 2011 by Protex Sports, LLC www.protexsports.com Page 2
  • 3. Day 4: 1. I am in control of my emotions and what I choose to focus on 2. My performance today will be the best I can give regardless of the weather or conditions of the course/day. 3. My tool bag of skills/confidence for each event has improved with each day of practice. I have good enough skills to place in the top third in each event today.Day 5: 1. I choose to “park” distractions by putting them in a small box and place the small box on a shelf for the time being. Distractions have no place and will have no effect on my performance today 2. I am prepared, focused, and ready to compete in today’s event 3. I choose to see myself performing effortlessly as I glide through the water with confidence and focus. 4. My race plan for today has prepared me to perform to the best of my ability and focus on my own personal performance and not that of othersDay 6: 1. My goal for today’s race is to compete to the best of my ability and have no expectations. 2. I love to compete, I love the energy of being in a field of runners, bikers and swimmers and chose to focus on remaining present and in the flow. 3. Today is an opportunity for me to break through and look to success in-spite of the rain and the conditions of the field. 4. The quality of my performance has improved and continued to improve each day. To run my best is what I choose to focus on today. 5. By running my own race and sticking to my game plan there is success without judgment.Copyright© 2011 by Protex Sports, LLC www.protexsports.com Page 3
  • 4. Day 7: 1. I choose to take the success from practice in to the race with confidence and trust in my ability to be a winner. 2. The last two races have proven that success in practice can transfer to success in competition. 3. Being in the flow and in the process of my own race means no judgment and no analysis. 4. I choose to take the success from practice in to the race with confidence and trust in my ability to be a winner. 5. In the moment with this event is all that matters. The next moment will come when the time is right. For now I choose to be present and in the moment without the pressure of what the future will bring.Day 8: 1. Run like a butterfly – sting like a bee – I choose to perform with grace and speed and be all that I can be. 2. I am the fastest in the swim event because my performance in practice and meets supports this belief. 3. Other’s labels of me matter not. My mental game is improving each and every day. I am a focused and mentally tough competitor. 4. Walk with your head high - remain silent – perform with intensity, commitment & show competitive spirit.Copyright© 2011 by Protex Sports, LLC www.protexsports.com Page 4
  • 5. Day 9: 1. I am looking forward to each new day because I chose to believe I add value to the team. 2. Each day I will spend 20 minutes in practice perfecting my cadence on the bike and choose to believe my success in practice will lead to success in competition. 3. Each day I become more confident in my swimming ability, and trusting my confidence will bring success in competition.Day 10: 1. Today I choose to focus only on executing a smooth transition from the swim, bike, and run. 2. Today I will focus on the joy of competition and the process of being in the process and not on the results of the race. 3. I have competed in many triathlons and trust in my skills to execute and make the right decisions at the right time in competition.Day 11: 1. I plan to run a quality race today by not giving into weak legs and trusting in my stamina and training for this event. 2. If it starts to rain during the race, I will think “stop”, and refocus on the course ahead connect with my rhythm. 3. When the “stitch” gets to me, I will “stop” breathe deeply and release calmly, and refocus on breathing through this challenge.Copyright© 2011 by Protex Sports, LLC www.protexsports.com Page 5
  • 6. Day 12: 1. I choose to let go of my last transition and focus on getting into a rhythm for success on my bike. 2. The time is right to let go of your time in the swim, and regroup your intensity and commitment to the bike section of the race. 3. The tenseness I feel when in a “pack” of swimmers makes me nervous, I must refocus on my breathing and not worry about the things that are not in my control.Day 13: 1. I chose to avoid trash talk and remain focused on the relevant cues that keep me centered during the race. 2. Even though I will be racing with some of the best racers in the world, I am confident in my training and ability to run aggressively compete. 3. My game plan today is designed to keep me present, in emotional control, and not let distractions get in the way of my success.Day 14: 1. This is my race today. My race plan is designed to keep me in the flow all the way to the finish line. 2. My training has prepared me for this day. I am confident that my training success has prepared me for this day. 3. As you run this race, remember your training and the Trust you have gained from each and every days success. Put the past behind you, and focus in the present one step at a time.Copyright© 2011 by Protex Sports, LLC www.protexsports.com Page 6