Sport Psychology:
tapping your
TALENT CODE
F. Marty Martinez, Ph.D.
September 13, 2012
Achieving Excellence:
Hardware plus Training & Development
* Balance & Equilibrium *
(Applied effectively in Competition)
Energized
Strong desire to win
Implicit confidence
Singular focus
Maximal effort
Loose & relaxed
Unwavering self-belief
Passion for the game
Precision execution
Drive to improve
Having fun
Self aware/self critical
Coachable
Self sufficient
Calm
Little fear of failure
Care for every detail
Full awareness
Effortless action
Explosive & powerful
Humble & respectful
Balanced perspective
Simple focus
Trust in skills & abilities
Never satisfied
Self accepting/self supportive
Independent
Effectively uses support team
Talent is Never Enough:
(John C. Maxwell)
1. Belief – it LIFTS your talent
2. Passion – it ENERGIZES your talent
3. Initiative – it ACTIVATES your talent
4. Focus – it DIRECTS your talent
5. Preparation – it POSITIONS your talent
6. Practice – it SHARPENS your talent
7. Perseverance – it SUSTAINS your talent
8. Courage – it TESTS your talent
9. Teachability – it DEEPENS your talent
*What have you learned lately that has truly changed you?
10. Character – it PROTECTS your talent
11. Relationships – they INFLUENCE your talent
12. Responsibility – it STRENGTHENS your talent
CONFIDENCE
Commitment:
the strong sense of inner strength and mental resolve
(FAITH)
THE TALENT CODE:
Practice – it DEEPENS your talent
Practice – a highly targeted, error-filled process,
where something is growing, being built. [a]
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The Sweet Spot / Productive Zone
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where accelerated learning occurs
Where an athlete “gets it”
TALENT
The Talent Code:
I.
Deep Practice
II. Ignition (spark of Motivation)
III. Master Coaching
TALENT
The Talent Code:
Myelin = Potential
– It is alive, waiting for you to build it!
* Try again. Fail again. Fail better.*
The Talent Code
Practice: “divine dissatisfaction” or
“the bittersweet spot”
1. Pick a target/goal
2. Reach for it
3. Evaluate the gap
(between target & reach)
4. Return to step #1
The Talent Code
Deep Practice requires
IGNITION – energy, passion, &
commitment
** Motivational Fuel! [“that’s it!”]
• Our brains are always looking for a CUE as
to where to spend energy now.
* How long (and well) will you do this?
The Talent Code
IGNITION– Starting & SUSTAINING
• CONFIDENCE
• By not praising innate ability, but
effort & slow progress
Fight, struggle, baby steps –
Affirm the struggle!
ENJOY THE SHOW!