Two powerful words when it comes to sports and emotional control.
The play is over. Focus on the next moment.
Simple. Powerful. Yet so hard for many athletes to do.
This weekend, my daughter swam the 50 back on a 200 meter individual medley relay team...
As she touched the wall, the official did what every swimmer dreads – she raised her hand and disqualified her.
My daughter finished her leg of the race and exited the pool. I could tell from her body language that she new she was disqualified and disappointed. From her perspective, she let both herself and her team mates down.
I sent her a text and said, “Let it go. One race does not determine the next. The relay is over. Focus on your next event.”
Her swim coaches echoed the same advice.
I was so proud of what happened next...
My daughter dropped time in five of her...
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