“Do your thing” – sometimes we hear this said to athletes as they are about to go to battle.
This phrase has almost lost its meaning due to the frequency we hear it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
However, when we big a little deeper it has some real value.
Something I have recently noticed to be incredibly important from a mental standpoint when it comes to peak performance, is the idea of self awareness.
This is especially true in terms of being aware of our strengths and areas where we thrive.
Doubling down on your strengths actually yields much more valuable results than trying to fix any chinks in the armour.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do your thing – is something I am going to included with my own athletes a little more!
The important thing here is to explore what each athletes “thing” is.
What do they do really well? What is their game based around? Where are they most comfortable when most people may not be?
When we put in the work prior to performance in becoming more self aware, then the literal meaning of “do your thing” actually becomes so much more powerful and can be a huge mental que just before performances!
Sometimes, being such a fan of sport can have its downside as a competitor.
For me personally, I often veered away from my own strengths in competition, trying the latest style or trend in the sport.
The result usually wasn’t a good one compared to when I did MY thing!