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Perfectionism in Sport

It’s 2020. An Olympic year. Come the end of July, the world’s attention will turn to Tokyo to watch the best of the best compete for Olympic glory. An estimated 11,000 athletes representing 206 nations are expected to compete.

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Perfectionism: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Adam Nicholls explains the upsides and downsides of perfectionism in sport, and how to manage perfectionism to maximise performance.

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How Perfectionism Leads to Athlete Burnout

Setting high goals is great, but how you deal with falling short determines how long you’re willing to keep chasing them.

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How Perfectionism Affects Athletes’ Performance After Competitive Failure

Elite athletes are more likely to rise to the occasion after a failure if they keep potential unhelpful consequences of striving for perfection in check, according to a University of Alberta study, the first of its kind to investigate perfectionism and performance following failure in competitive...

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Manipulating the Paradox of Perfectionism: Promoting Healthy Perfectionism in Sport

Elite athletes are known for their exceptional physiology. Arguably, their superior strength, power, endurance and biomechanics all play a key role in enabling their success.

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How Perfectionism Can Hurt Athletes Self-Confidence

Perfectionists demand a lot from themselves about the quality of their performance. They have high expectations. This can lead to self-doubt when these athletes do not perform up to their high standards.

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How to Deal with “Self-Pressure” (for High Achievers)

If you are a high performer or hold yourself to a high standard, you have no doubt had to deal with times where you “felt” the pressure was too much.

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Why It Matters that More Athletes Are Talking about Their Mental Health

Experts I spoke with for this story pointed to a couple of reasons professional athletes are particularly susceptible to mental health issues.

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Simone Biles Chose Herself

“I should have quit way before Tokyo.”

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Under Pressure: Why Athletes Choke

What makes an elite sports star suddenly unable to do the very thing they have been practising for years? And is there anything they can do about it?

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