Peak Performance in Sport or Life…….What Matters?

Shooting between heartbeats under tough conditions

Emotionally rewarding athletic development means self-satisfaction resulting from concentrated maximum athletic effort. Love of sport and happiness with personal or professional development will lead to self-actualization, and enhanced self-esteem, and confidence. These are natural biofeedback signals…Listen to them!

Knowing about, and believing in yourself in relationship to your sport is very important. Self-acceptance supports satisfaction with gradual athletic growth. Peak performance is most probable when athletes are in the “zone.” 
This concept applies to athletics, academics, work, and life in general. The psychological principles of peak performance are universal. Learn them in athletics and you can apply them throughout your life.

Professionals can assist you find your own “Zone,” though ultimately, only each athlete can figure it out for themselves. It takes time to sense and voluntarily control entry into the “Zone.” 

Biofeedback training can provide improved concentration, relaxation, control and faster reaction times. Happiness with sport and performance are good starting points for each athlete intent upon discovering their respective Zone of Peak PerformanceOnce the “Zone” is experienced you won’t forget it. Knowledge of it assists in organizing yourself towards getting back into it.  Others experience the “Zone” too, including musicians, artists, and others seeking peak performance experiences. Rock guitarist Carlos Santana has talked about entering his Zone when he records. These principles also apply to work performance, relationships and following your inner compass. Learning to trust yourself, mind and body will help you achieve in any endeavor.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.