The art of choking

I was recently asked to comment by journalist William Thompson from on the North Melbourne Kangaroo’s run of narrow losses in the AFL. You can read the article here.  So often in sport, athletes of all differing levels focus on factors that are not helpful to performance. In North Melbourne’s case, I suspect they begin to focus on “not losing” but this is quite different practically than focusing on “winning”. Have a think for a moment about your sport and ask yourself whether you stay focused on the thoughts, behaviours, and emotions, that help you win (or perform)?