Observations: 3 Things That Stop You Achieving Your Goals

Observations: 3 Things That Stop You Achieving Your Goals

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. 

In this short solo episode, I share 2 short clips from the previous 2 episodes where I chat with Kevin Stansfield and Christina Flach to inspire and motivate you to reflect on your journey.  My hope is that you will pick up some nougats of advice from the business world and then go on to adapt your approach and take some action so that you give yourself the best chance of achieving your goals and using the time and resources that you have available much better.

Key Learning Points

  • A key question to ask yourself is – HOW CAN I REACH MY POTENTIAL?
  • 3 things that stop people from achieving their full potential:
  1. Failure to take ownership and be honest with themselves
  2. Not understanding why you do what you do
  3. Fear of what may or may not happen if you do or don’t do…

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep21: Steve Hackney – How to Reach Your Full Potential

Ep100: Compilation – 50 Secrets for Optimal Performance and Positive Mental Health

Ep106: Amy Rowlinson – Why is knowing my WHY important?

Ep132: Kevin Stansfield – How Lessons from the Great Game of Golf can Help You Win the, Equally Great, Game of Business

Ep133: Why Mental Toughness is Important: Lessons from Sport, Business and Loss

Other Relevant Blogs and Resources

Motivation for Sport Quiz

Performance Profile

Blog: For Better Golf Use a Growth Mindset – Sports Psychology

Blog: Coach Development – Helping Athletes Overcome Fear of Failure

Blog: Supporting Children in Sport with Positive Feedback

Blog: How to Find Your Why 



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David Charlton

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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