A TV anchor once asked Martina Navratilova, “How do you maintain your focus and manage to keep playing, even at the age of 43?"
Her suave response was, “The ball doesn’t know how old I am
In his excellent book, Stillpower, Sports_ Psychologist Garret Kramer says that a key factor to performing well in sports (and in life), is your ability to control the quality and quantity of your “internal dialogue”.
Performance = Potential - internal interference
In other words, you need to stop yourself from stopping yourself
Sports, fitness, business and indeed Life are played on a 6-inch ground … the space between our own two ears!