Often we think that if we beat ourselves up after a mistake that we’ll play better in the future. We think this is holding ourselves to a higher standard. This is a mistake, it’s not the way the best players do it.
The fastest way to learn from our mistakes is to acknowledge the mistake, understand what happened without judging ourselves for it, and figure out how to be better the next time we encounter that situation. Then, we get back to being our best by focusing on what’s important now. This process is called self-compassion and its scientifically proven to accelerate improvement.
Here are a couple of podcast episodes that I think are relevant to this topic:
– How To Maximize Your Confidence Heading Into Tryouts/New Season with Jake Newton
– Learning to Control the Mind so the Mind Doesn’t Control You Featuring Jake Newton and Justin Barnett
– What’s Holding You Back? How to Deal with Confidence Issues
– The Mindset of a Pro Featuring Jake Newton