This is a really good exercise to do with athletes and performers who are feeling a little overwhelmed. We all have lives that can, at times, get on top of us. It leads to a feeling of helplessness and confusion. Young athletes trying to balance school or college work with performing in top teams can most definitely feel the pressure created by workloads. By conducting this exercise with them, you can make life simpler, less complex, and, in turn, increase their confidence.
It takes around thirty minutes to complete, is owned and led by the athletes themselves, and can have a profound affect on how they see and think about what they are trying to do. It borrows some thinking from the bestselling book by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga ‘The Courage to Be Disliked’, which, in turn, leans on the philosophy of Alfred Adler.