2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Defeating all psychological barriers: The magnificent success stories of two Indian girls
Author(s): Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh
Mental obstacles refer to any psychological or emotional issue that interferes with your ability to perform your best consistently in the biggest competitions of your life. All of the mental tools in the world that you use in practice and competitions won’t help you achieve your athletic goals if you don’t have the attitudes in place that prepare you for success and you have removed the obstacles that set you up for failure. It’s one thing to have the capabilities to move forward, physically, technically, tactically, and mentally. It’s an entirely different thing to have psychological and emotional anchors that weigh you down and keep you from moving forward with confidence and determination. Fear of failure is the most common and most harmful of the obstacles with athletes. The reality is that failure isn’t worth fearing; the most successful people in all walks of life fail frequently and monumentally on the way to success. The fear of failure comes from the meaning that you attach to failure. Young people get this fear of failure from their parents and from our hyper-achievement culture in which being labelled a failure is worse than death. This fear can become so great that you become more focused on avoiding failure than pursuing success. Overcoming such obstacles is considered a great success for any sportsman. This paper focuses on how two athletes, Marry Kom and Hima Das achieved success defeating their barriers in path of success.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh. Defeating all psychological barriers: The magnificent success stories of two Indian girls. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):1141-1144.