The C’s of Peak Performance refer to the words that start with the letter C that seem to be so important to individuals to perform at their best. As a psychologist, I have studied and worked with athletes, entertainers and business people for years to help them develop peak performance skills.
As I thought about the many skills I teach my clients, it occurred to me that many of the skills associated with peak performance training start to the letter “C”. So, in my lectures and workshops I began talking about the C’s of Peak Performance.
Let’s identify some of these peak performance skills.
Confidence: the expectation of performing successfully.
Concentration: the ability to stay focused on the task at hand and be free of distractions.
Control: the ability to control and regulate one’s emotions in spite of circumstances and conditions that might otherwise destabilize of our emotional base.
Communication: the ability to listen and express ourselves clearly and effectively to others.
Cooperation: the ability to work and interact well with the people we come in contact with.
Courage: the ability to take calculated risks without regards to the consequences.
Competence: the technical skills we develop through learning, studying practicing and competing.
Celebration: the ability to keep our victories and even defeats in a healthy perspective.
Competition: the challenge that comes from the uncertainty of the outcome which propels us to work hard to become the best we can.
Calmness: the ability to recover from adversity and adjust our expectations and/ or behaviors.
To become mentally tough and a peak performance competitor in sport and in life, work on your “C’s” to build mental and emotional muscle and perform you best under pressure.
As a performance psychologist, it is my job to come up with creative ideas, exercises, drills and solutions to train clients in developing and mastering these importance skills for peak performance. I have developed specific mental and physical strategies for training individuals use their “C’s” to perform at their best.