Supreme Confidence: When Process Translates Into Desired Results
Graham Betchart is the director of mental training for Lucid Performance Inc. (@trainwithlucid). He is also the mental skills coach for many elite athletes, including several collegiate and professional basketball players. He has worked with the No. 1 draft pick in the last three NBA Drafts ('14, '15, '16), the NBA Player’s Association, USA Basketball and many other organizations. Betchart passionately seeks to unlock the full potential in each of the athletes he trains.
Betchart talks about the three levels of confidence and how to climb up them. Shaky confidence is when a person relies on external feedback, meaning it is result driven. Sometimes results are uncontrollable, so relying on them to boost confidence is very unstable. The second level is called stable confidence. This can be achieved by maintaining a positive attitude and trusting your process and yourself no matter the results. The final level is called supreme confidence. This is achieved when you begin to see consistent success due to your attitude and continued trust in your process. You realize that by maintaining confidence in yourself, you can truly improve and succeed consistently.