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Mental Strength: Do you think fast?

 

In the 1930′s a Northwestern grad student in the psychology department, E.F. “Al” Wonderlic, invented the test that came to be known as the Wonderlic.

Each year, nearly 3 million job applicants in every line of work take the Wonderlic.

NFL combine athletes must take it as well.

The Wonderlic is a timed IQ test, consisting of 50 questions, ranging form easy, to hard, and must be completed in 12 minutes.

Each question equals one point.

What’s good?

Well, the average scores in some professions look like this:

Chemist: 31

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Soccer Players Learn to Use Their Head

The Mental Strength Training Center announced today the release of a Sport Psychology and mental skills training program for Soccer players and coaches.

To help soccer players, coaches and parents of soccer athletes become better teammates, leaders and athletes, the Mental Strength Training Center, working with world class Mental Skills coach and Indiana University Professor Dr. Gary Sailes, created the MENTAL STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SOCCER, a 2-phase training program contained on two CD’s.

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Five Traits of a World Class Competitor

… While I was at the first round of Davis Cup Tennis play in Carson, California, I was struck with inspiration.

I felt compelled to share with you my opinions on world-class athletes, how I think you can benefit, and where we plan to take the Mental Strength Training Center in the coming months.

As I watched Andre Agassi play Ivan Ljubicic and Andy Roddick battle Mario Ancic from Croatia on center court of the Home Depot Training Center, I thought to myself, “Boy, I can do that, I can hit that hard, can move like that and can probably even hit it harder in some cases.”

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Handling Distractions, Part 1

I always laughed at golfers that couldn’t swing a club unless EVERYONE could hear a pin drop.

That just ain’t realistic.

Then, these same athletes would get mad and frustrated — literally ruining their entire day.

You see, noise and distractions are the norm and the perfect conditions are rare.

Lots of things can cause you to get distracted.

Maybe you are losing to someone that everyone thinks you should beat…

Or, maybe the young baseball team is making too much noise on the adjoining field…

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Right now, or…?

I’ll never forget getting matched up against a taller, faster, more powerful tennis player in a third round match, many years ago.

He was better than I.

He knew it. And I knew it.

Although, somehow I won the first set 6-1 and was up in the second 4-1. Only needing two more games to get into the next round.

Looking back, I’m not quite sure how this happened.

I must have been intensely focused on what I was doing.

You see, at any given time, you can either be focusing on what you are doing right now, whole-heartedly…

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Mental Strength: If It Is To Be …

I turned on the radio yesterday, as I sometimes do in the car when I am out of CD and audio cassette programs.

A political talk show was on.

The guest was a psychologist. He was on because he was diagnosing 100,000 people suffering from ‘post traumatic wrongful-election distress syndrome.’

No Joke.

Now, whether you are part of the blue party, green party, or purple party, it’s unimportant for this purpose, really.

What is important is the attitude that is expressed:

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Helplessness, or that someoneis coming to the rescue.
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Mental Strength Tip: Confidence Equals Concentration

I interviewed a world-renowned sport psychologist a few days ago, Dr. Alan Goldberg.

Dr. Goldberg worked with the UConn Huskies basketball team in 1999 when they won the National Championship over Duke.

Needless to say he knows his stuff.

Dr. Goldberg suggested that your confidence is determined by what you are concentrating on.

For example…

Do you see the distractions in the stands?

Does your mind wander from place to place; looking at the guys walking around the stadium or checking out the cute girls courtside?

Or, do you think about the way you double-faulted on that last big point?

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