The importance of individual psychology

I watched this short film on the BBC’s Olympic coverage last night and once again it struck a chord. Psychology is a critical component of sporting success just as it is in life itself. And what this short film highlights is the personal approach we all take in preparing ourselves psychologically for the trials ahead. Whilst the focus on the changing room and the preparations for sporting contest might seem alien to some, there is a useful message in the film and, if we look carefully, many similarities with how we live our everyday lives.

As Jonathan Edwards says in the clip:

Maybe that’s the key here: You need to find something that works for you.

Having tired the ready made solutions with limited success I can’t think of a more useful reminder for most of us.

If the video above does not play it is available to UK residents at

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