Mental power

Our psychological potential is the most important pillar when it comes to health. That is why coach Johannes Mur has been training the athletes for weeks.

In a never-ending quest for happiness and always looking to avoid or reduce pain, we are what we are and what we do what we do because of the experiences we have gathered in a lifetime. Many such mechanisms can limit us while others, in turn, can push us to extraordinary performances. Systematic mental training enables us to make target-focused experiences and orientate our consciousness towards a specific goal in order to obtain what we want. In other words, as Henry Ford once put it:

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you’re right.”

What is mental training?
As the term already suggests, mental training is all about training the mind. It is a proven way to make ideal use of our energy potential by continuously training our attitude and systematically using the mental abilities of our brains to achieve what we want. All our actions start in our minds and emotions – and that is where mental training works.
It focuses on mental balance, peace of mind, strong nerves, attitudes, motivations, will power and concentration just as much as on objectives, creativity, imagination and consciousness. All those concepts are crucial for the athletes’ training. But how can we use the potential of our minds?

Mental training means developing your consciousness!
Mental strength is not necessarily linked to genetic predisposition. In short, everyone can increase their mental strength using exactly the same methods employed for developing others skills: continuous training. Regardless of our age, we all can grow mentally stronger. Even great talents or an excellent physical condition are futile without mental strength. And for athletes, this factor is often much more decisive than their talent. Just think of all the “naturals” who fall behind while their “second-best” competitors make it to the top!
Mental training works on our inner attitude and by making us aware of our own actions. Being aware of what we do can help us advance. Overcoming a crisis consciously can make us significantly stronger. A lost competition can teach us important lessons and prepare us for new goals. If we are mentally prepared for a specific situation, it won’t surprise us when the going gets tough. Far from it – we might be able to use a previously experienced strategy in order to master a potential crisis.
Mental strength can de developed by treating ourselves as well as our thoughts, emotions and needs in a conscious and appreciative way. They are our strongest partners on the road towards our goal.