"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results".
There is some debate over whether this was Einstein, Franklin or someone else completely who said it, but whoever did, it is a great quote.
Now you may be wondering why this is important to you in your sport, surely I'm always telling my clients that they need to practise over and over their visualisations, mantra's and the many other wonderful things I use in my coaching, so they get the same results physically that they do mentally, the problem lies in when we don't get them quite right, but still keep practising them, then the results are just a little outside of what we wanted, but we keep practising and practising which brings me to another quote,
Practice makes perfect... well no.... Practice makes Permanent!
So if your practices are just a little out, if that voice in your head that's not sure you can do it is still whispering or if the colour you have linked to your positive success is not quite the right shade (this is a small part of sub modalities technique for those that I've not used it with) then you're not getting the full effect and therefore not getting the result you wanted.
This is when you need to make changes and they don't have to be big ones - in fact it is often just the smallest of tweaks that's needed, you just need to know which bit to tweak and when.
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