LEMONS and top athletes.


Can you imagine a lemon so realistically that it practically appears in front of your eyes and you could grab it with your hand?


Smell it and cut it into two halves in your imagination. Careful! So it doesn’t squirt! Smell one half and now the dare: Bite into it!


Someone who was possibly watching you comes to thinking: Someone over there is making a grimace as if he had just eaten a lemon. But there was none.

This is called autosuggestion. Nowadays no top athlete can do without. Penalties are trained in the stadium and on the couch. Ski racers speed down the slope in their heads a hundred times before it gets serious. Everyone who thinks this is foolish then rides after them. Meanwhile this method is extensively tested.


TOGETHER it’s easier

Supporters and fellow combatants or replacement actions can help with this – not only in sports. For example, someone who wants to quit smoking will start the tobacco abstinence with other people and to be safe will always have a pack of gum in their bag – instead of the pack of cigarettes. “If for starters you manage to get by with support you may soon be stronger and able to do it on your own” says Bentele. But you aren’t immune to setbacks and losses. Losing a couple of kilos is manageable. It’s something else to keep your desired weight. So a strategy, that opposes the humanly weakness, is necessary. And together you can encourage each other and control yourself better.


Without a clear goal you can’t develop a drive. You don’t have a plan, you can’t prepare yourselves. So everything starts with a goal. What do you want to reach?



“Think big, begin small”. You know your goal, now prepare yourselves. With small steps. Step by step. Devise if-then-plans for the stages and setbacks. These have paid off.



Negative thoughts and negative attitudes have a negative effect on your success. Those who expect failure fail rather than those who expect success. It is an easy question of the attitude. The more positive you think the higher the possibility that you actually reach your goal. Get to know your strengths (and weaknesses), learn to realistically evaluate yourselves and trust your potential.



Now the lemon is relevant. Imagine your goal concretely, concentrate on positive emotions and imagine how it would feel to have reached your goal. Have you observed athletes shortly before their big performance?



The fear of failure is normal. You don’t put the challenge past yourself? What could go wrong? Take this question seriously and look for an answer. Otherwise they will negatively effect your attitude and lower the possibility of reaching your goal.



Shortly before the challenge helps you to seal yourself off and to look inward. For example professional swimmers often listen to music and others concentrate on praying. This (inner) calm helps the concentration.

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