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Act Your Way Into Confidence When You Lack Confident Feelings

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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.

In this video, Betchart explains how body language can affect feelings. He teaches his athletes to act opposite until you feel that opposite emotion. For example, if you are scared, act like you are calm until you feel calm. By doing this, feeling do not dictate your actions. This exercise takes energy and commitment to act against your initial instinct.