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Belief – New Scientist (4 April 2015) Commentary –its links to the Journey

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, April 19, 2015, In : Comment 

Last week I saw the cover of the New Scientist and a brazened across the cover was BELIEF.  I had to buy a copy and the article (by Graham Lawton, titled Beyond Belief, pg. 28 – 31) highlighted some important characteristics about what Beliefs are, how they are formed and how they influence the things we do in everyday life including sport and business.  The content is really pertinent to the section of the Journey (my book which is available here) on Belief.  Lawton emphasized that beliefs...


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Make it Happen

Posted by David Harrison on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : The Journey 

Last week I had a good catch up with a good friend of mine over the phone.  During the conversation the building blocks and principles of the Journey (my new book) were highlighted.  If I had to summarise the conversation with one phrase it would be “make it happen”As individuals, we can’t wait for things to happen or hope that someone pushes us along on our Journey.  It’s our Journey and so we have to take responsibility for it so if we want things to happen we have to “make it ...

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What is needed to win in the Ryder Cup?

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, September 25, 2014, In : The Journey 

The Ryder Cup starts tomorrow and this sporting spectacular is going to provide lots examples of the importance of the mental side in winning a major golf tournaments.  I am going to present the importance of the mental skills and qualities needed for a player to be successful in the Ryder Cup.  These elements are outlined in a book I have written (to be published very soon!) on the elements needed for success and winning so what better place to be successful and win than one of the biggest e...


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The Mental Skills of the World Cup in Brazil 2014

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, June 12, 2014, In : The Journey 

The World Cup 2014 in Brazil is starting today and this festival of football will provide lots examples of the importance of the mental side of the game in major tournaments.  I am going to present the importance of the mental skills and qualities needed for a player to be successful in the World Cup.  This is based on the book I have written (to be published very soon!) on the elements needed for success and winning and what better place to be successful and win than the biggest stage in wor...


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Sean Dyche and why Awareness is important for Football Managers and Premier League Football

Posted by David Harrison on Saturday, April 26, 2014, In : Burnley FC 

Awareness is one of the most essential components of success and for winning in football. As a football manager you need to be aware of yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your philosophy of coaching and your beliefs. You also need to be aware of the environment in which you find yourself managing.  Finally you need to be aware of the competition and the other teams in the division to ensure that give your team the best chance of success.  Sean Dyche, manager of Burnley Football Club h...
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Dealing with the 'decision' in Youth Football

Posted by David Harrison on Monday, April 14, 2014, In : Youth Football 

This time of year is incredibly important for young professional football players. Around this time decisions are being made on youth team players up and down the country on who will be receiving professional contracts and join the professional ranks.  Young players must realise that playing football is a very difficult and demanding Journey.  For the majority this is a very difficult time as some will receive a NO, however, for others the answer will be a yes and a contract will be given.  I...


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Sean Dyche – Burnley Manager, a Great Example of Leadership who shows the Building Blocks Needed for Success (and Premier League Football!)

Posted by David Harrison on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : Burnley FC 

Sean Dyche is manager of Burnley football club and one of the brightest young English managers in the game. He has shown excellent leadership qualities throughout the 2013/14 Championship season. Burnley are on the brink of Premier league football next year with just one win needed to guarantee football in the Premier league for the second time in their illustrious history.  ‘Ginger Mourinho’ (or should Mourinho be known as ‘Silver Dyche’?) as he is known to the fans has been nominate...

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Awareness and it's links to Belief

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : Belief 
Awareness has been highlighted by many as a key indicator of success in a range of performance environments.   It is arguably the most important ingredient for belief as every other skill, quality and task you have and undertake can be traced back to awareness.  Being aware will give you an insight into your beliefs and whether they are positive or holding you back.  If you are aware then this will give you knowledge and if you have knowledge then you know what you need to do to and the direc...

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Never Give Up. The Ups and Downs of the Journey - Justin Rose

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, June 23, 2013, In : Belief 
'Never Never Never Give Up' - Winston Churchill

Success takes a long time. There is a lot of things that have to be in place for success to happen, there is a lot of learning to take place. There will be ups and there will be downs.  You learn more from the downs and it allows you to develop strategies to overcome them to come back stronger.  However the downs hurt, they can hurt real bad and you will have feelings of wanting to quit, to give up.  It takes mental toughness to fight through thi...

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Motivation in Football - Links to Belief

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Motivation 
Motivation is essential and is why people do what they they do. This is influenced by their beliefs and how they are feeling so there is an element of subjectivity there. Motivation can go up and it can go down. For example the footballer may not be motivated to go and play on a cold Sunday morning.  This motivation can be internal (intrinsic) or external (extrinsic) and will drive the footballer on.  A good way to identify the motives of a footballer is to identify what footballers assign to...
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Belief II - Another strategy to change and influence self belief in sport and business

Posted by David Harrison on Saturday, March 16, 2013, In : Belief 

Self belief is the most important aspect of being successful in sport, business and education.  Without it no one will be able to reach and then maintain PINNACLE PERFORMANCE.  This belief influences everything you do and so it must be positive to feed your actions.  Like the plant food you give your house plant which stimulates growth and allows the plant to make the best of the window sill you have placed it on.
 
Without this plant food the plant would just exist and not thrive.  Like the pl...


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Reflections of working with younger athletes on Belief

Posted by David Harrison on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Belief 
I have done a number of group workshops recently to different groups of younger athletes from football and cycling around belief.  It has been interesting to see how the athletes have been receptive to idea of the importance of self belief in sport. At the start of the session it was obvious that the majority of the athletes had never considered what belief really was and had never contemplated what their beliefs were and how they influenced all their decisions. They were still in school mode...
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Invictus

Posted by David Harrison on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Control the Controllables 

This is one of the best poems I have read and reinforces the need for self belief and the need to be in control, Control the Controllables. The poem is by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the...


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Self Talk

Posted by David Harrison on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Mental Skills 

Your not mad....Everyone talks to themselves! When you talk to yourself these are your conscious thoughts! So every athlete does it! These thoughts or self talk can control the unconscious of the brain. This self talk can be +ve or –ve (see Burton and Raedeke, 2008, chp.7) If self talk is used correctly it can be very powerful as it can tap into your sub conscious and the beliefs you have because What is your head influences how you react and behave in sporting situations.

How it works?

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Stepping Up – The Future

Posted by David Harrison on Monday, May 23, 2011,

Making the step up from 1 level of sport to the next is a big concern for many young sport stars.  Your long term future and destination is something that you need to be aware off.  The issues/problems youare and going to face are no different to problems faced by players your age at any level.  The transition from U19 football to paid men’s football is often seen as a difficult time in young players’ career because you have gone from playing with your peers who are all similar age grou...


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