There’s a Huge MYTH about Trust
The best part about sports is that it is NOT like life. In athletics, A team or player won or lost, period. Wash and wear. There is little ambiguity, because the Ball Don’t Lie.
Life on the other hand has tons of ambiguity to it. It is not as clear cut, nor clean. In fact, it’s messy. In Life, there is a lot of gray.
Trust is the most important mental skill. (e.g., confidence) for success because it impacts all the other mental skills, but we automatically think in all or nothing terms…We have trust or we don’t. There’s the huge myth about trust.
Trust is a continuum, It’s not ALL or NOTHING! Addicts think that way, ALL or NOTHING. I am either the best ever, or I am a horrible loser and no one is there for me.
I trust my pastor, but not for him to cut my hair. I trust myself with helping high-performers and athletes, but not for me to fix my own deck or garage door.
It’s not a question of IF I trust, it’s a question of HOW MUCH do I trust?
Trust is a process… HOW MUCH do we trust our coaches and loved one’s? Trust affects everything because the more we trust and have confidence, the better focused, relaxed, and honest we become. Think about it, if we give a task to someone and know that it will be done, it frees us up to focus on something else.
How much do we trust our gut, and our own instincts?
Life teaches us that we are going to struggle and also be under pressure moments. When we mess up, how much of our trust and confidence is left, and how do we continue to build and work on it.
Proverbs 3:5-Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
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Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included: University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out the most recent book on Mental Toughness- Don’t Should on Your Kid: Build Their Mental Toughness