Goal Setting: How To Re-Energise Yourself To Aid Your Sport Performance

Goal Setting: How To Re-Energise Yourself To Aid Your Sport Performance

By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

  • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
  • Maintain positive mental health
  • Compete with confidence more often
  • Manage your emotions better
  • Improve your commitments levels

David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors.  In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

Most people at some point experience demotivation, where they lack interest and enthusiasm about something that they have once really enjoyed.  This episode #189 is for you if you have reached that point, or if you are experiencing a loss of form or a performance plateau. 

Today, I share an approach which is connected to goal-setting and performance profiling and often yields positive outcomes, where athletes frequently feel a lot better about their situation and experience being re-energised as a result.


Key Learning Points

  • On performing at your best some great questions to ask yourself include: What do I think about? What emotions do I experience? What will other people notice in my actions and behaviours?
  • Aim to note down 25 qualities that are associated with your best performances, then whittle the list down to the 5 most impactful, that can help you turn around your form or the situation that you find yourself in.
  • Goal setting can be an overwhelming process for some people.
  • Use a SMART approach when creating action plans for the 5 most impactful areas.

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Podcast episodes to improve your approach to playing sport or coaching

Ep021: Steve Hackney – How to Reach Your Full Potential

Ep 084: Dr Jim Afremow and Phil White – Mental Toughness and The Leaders Mind 

Ep086: David Charlton: Observations – How to Learn From Setbacks

Ep121: Doug Strycharczyk and Dr John Perry What Is New? Developments in Mental Toughness Research and Practice

Ep166: Mark Bennett MBE – How To Help Athletes and Coaches Reflect On Their Performances 

Relevant blogs to help you improve your approach

Blog: Steps To Form A Habit That Actually Sticks

Blog: 6 Reasons Why Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

Blog: How to Find Your Why 

Blog: 3 Tips to Help You Overcome Setbacks

Blog: Coach Development – Helping Athletes Overcome Fear of Failure

Helpful resources to aid your development

Driscolls Model of Reflection

Gibbs Reflective Cycle

Performance Profile for Long Term Goals

Performance Profiling: When You’re Looking For A Quick Boost

Motivation for Sport Quiz

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Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly.   

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