Athlete Honesty

Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Director of Sport Psychology

Accepting where I was and breathing allowed me to be my best – Isabela Onyshko, Artistic Gymnastics

Athletes often try to avoid noticing how they are feeling.  They try to pretend that they are good and in fact are a bit afraid to admit when they are not.  Champions have learned that their superpower comes from being honest with themselves.  The more they pay attention, the more they learn what it means for them.  And being honest allows them to use skills such as breathing to perform well even when things don’t feel just quite right.  Don’t leave peak performance up to chance.  Plan to check-in with yourself and have strategies available so that you can perform consistently regardless of the conditions.