Advantages and Disadvantages of Perfectionist Athletes


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Today I’m introducing a new mental training series on the Top 10 Challenges of Perfectionism.

Some of the greatest athletes ever are perfectionists including Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, and Serena Williams. So how did they get away with being perfectionists?

Is this part of the reason why these athletes are great or is perfectionism a thorn in their side? The best athletes are able to parlay the advantages into shaping their greatness while managing the disadvantages that come with being a perfectionist.

Listen to the Podcast to learn more about how to overcome some of the disadvantages of perfectionism and use this mindset to your advantage. And check back soon for the first episode of the Top 10 Challenges of Perfectionists: Stuck in a Practice Mindset.

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