You Must Image it if You Are to Achieve it: the Power of Imagery

By: Melinda Burris Willms

We’ve all heard it before, to the point that it has become a cinematic cliché, a la Rocky Balboa psyching himself up, repeating “No pain, no pain,” repeatedly, through bloated and bleeding lips, verbally transcending the bodily pain he is obviously in to achieve the physical goal before him. While the philosophy may be a cliché in fiction, it is an absolute fact in the life of an athlete: to compete and win, athletes must be tough, not only physically, but also mentally. Here’s the lowdown on how to up your psychological game.

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