Why “Find Your Passion” is Bad Advice

Find your passion is a common piece of advice. It’s the wrong advice. Passion fades. This is a scientific truth we should all recognize. The body will always strive for homeostasis. When thrown out of whack, it will come back to balance. Passion throws the body out of whack – pleasantly, of course – but…

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Developing a Championship Mindset

with Tufts University football Coach, Jay Civetti By the time the cork was pulled from the bottle of champagne, it was stale. For years it sat in a duffle bag, wrapped in towels, awaiting the end of the nation’s longest losing streak. The Tufts Jumbos went 0-31 over three seasons before it was popped. For…

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Self-Talk and Mentorship: A Lesson from the NAKHE Conference, 2019

The language we use to frame our experience will define our experience. Though it may seem obvious, it is clear that students, coaches, and professionals often fail to enlist the power of accurate framing for an optimal outcome. Worse still, we complain. Too often we identify problems as though the complaint itself is the solution.…

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Making a New Year’s Resolution? Think Like a Powerlifter.

Strength and conditioning might hold the secrets to success in more ways one might think. Yes, there is a growing body of research which aligns physical health and wellness with high performance outcomes across fields, but we have also found that strengthening the body is an essential metaphor for improving our lives, as successful processes…

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The Power of Perspective

The final speaker at this weekend’s Power Athlete Symposium was two-time Paralympic gold medalist Brad Snyder. Brad is blind. He is an engaging speaker and on stage he is steady and careful; in the water, he can fly. Before the accident which took his sight, Brad was captain of the swim team at Navy. He…

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Understanding Stress

Part One of an Ongoing Series Through the world travels of the Good Athlete Project, we have noticed one underlying constant in the desires of most people: less stress. It takes different forms and we name it different things, but it consistently looms heavy in the minds of many… stress about work, family, performance in…

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The Power of Support

What allows us to perform at our best?

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