Mental Training, Much Like Physical Training, Requires Repetition
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 the 3 steps his team teaches about mental training. First is awareness, then repetition, and lastly experience, which encourages motivation and drive to continue to feel those positive feelings that make you successful. Often, athletes know that mental training is important, but they don't know it takes the same kind of repetitive exercise that physical training does.