The Fear of Failure and Performance-Based Identity

The Fear of Failure and Performance-Based Identity

The fear of failure is an unfortunate byproduct of a performance-based identity. People who are governed by a performance-based identity react to their fear in four very typical ways[i]:  1. Shame When the athlete doesn’t perform or if something doesn’t go their...
Performance-based vs. purpose-based athletes

Performance-based vs. purpose-based athletes

Love the process and you’ll always win We all want to win. However, when the compulsion to win becomes an unhealthy obsession, it can be insidious. A performance-based mindset in athletics is endemic, and truthfully, it comes with the territory. After all, it’s about...

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