You Can Do It But Do You Believe It?

There is a term in psychology called Self-Efficacy, which basically means that one has the belief that they can achieve whatever it is they want to do.  If you ask most people if they feel they can perform a task or achieve a goal, they would most likely give a resounding "Yes!" But if that …

Ever Feel Like Peyton Manning After a Loss?

Did you watch the 'snore-fest,' I mean Superbowl last night?  In looking back, I think I wasted about 4 hours of my time.  Congrats go out to the Seahawks, who did play up to the challenge, especially their defense who forced 4 turnovers and made big scores. I saw a lot of negative posts on …

Mentally Preparing for for What Lies Ahead

Yesterday I spoke of Olympic Athletes and today, on Superbowl Sunday, I am addressing these athletes; as I think of the game I also think about the mental preparation they have to make to go into this (c -0-l-d) game.  There is so much riding on it and the stakes are high - this is …

Mistakes as Learning Opportunities, Not Failures

One thing I know for sure is that we all make mistakes on a daily basis.  Not all of these errors are major; it can be as simple as missing a deadline at work or pulling out in front of someone while driving.  Regardless of the severity, mistakes actually are learning opportunities to help us …

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