Fear of failure and perfectionism is so prevalent in my work with athletes that it is becoming rampant in athletics. What you may not know or understand is that perfectionists with fear of failure are highly motivated individuals who want badly to succeed and reach their goals.
But many of the athletes I work with focus too much on having the perfect performance or fixate on how they will appear to others (such as teammates, parents, coaches) when performing. This hidden need to execute flawlessly or to look good in competition undermines performance during competitive situations. Look honestly at yourself to discover the beliefs and attitudes that keep you stuck in a comfort zone and hold you back from reaching your goals.
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