Visualisation, goal setting and self-mantra are key elements that make a difference between winners and losers in sport. And if you want to win, your own group of cheerleaders may provide you with a valuable help.
A recent study suggests that physical fitness, skill and biomechanical components only contribute to 80% of a winning formula. The last 20% is the clincher, and that’s down to psychological factors such as motivation, confidence and self-belief.
If you want to be the winner, you need your own cheerleaders. Researchers highlight the importance of friends in making the magic happen and suggest that behind every successful athlete is a good support network. Family, friends and coaches help you bounce back after a loss and nurture a positive mental attitude.