The 9 Mental Skills of Success

1. Positive Attitude

2. Self-motivation

3. Realistic Goals

4. Emotional Regulation

5. Positive Self-talk

6. Mental Imagery Practice

7. Concentration

8. Effective Interpersonal Skills

9. Effective Stress Management

The cornerstone of Sports Psychology today is the belief that "Mental Skills Training" enhances performance, contributes to overall gratification, and leads to more successes. We believe that the model provides a useful framework for success in all areas of life.

This perspective is shared by Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., Director, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology. These skills are learnable and improvable through training and practice.

The first step toward developing this approach is personal exploration. Get to know your individual strengths and clearly identify your personal areas of weakness. Once you have this understanding, your focus will be narrow, and you can more easily create an actionable plan toward UR best potential.

To assist you in your personal exploration, we developed a questionnaire for your use, click here to request a copy. And don’t forget, we offer a FREE Consultation to help develop your plan for enhancing specific skills.


If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support please call:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


6535 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90048


(424) 256-9802



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