Queensland Academy of Sport
To be the best version of yourself, it is important to find more about YOU and your ‘WHY’, not what you think your coach or teammate wants you to be.
So, what are your personal values?
My personal values are (try for at least 5):
If you are finding it difficult to identify your personal values, use these questions below to prompt you:
Why do you get out of bed early to go to training before school? Why do you compete? Many people talk about being an elite athlete but not many people talk about why they want to be an elite athlete.
Why you do something weaves a lot deeper and can help bring clarity and drive!
Your ‘how’ is embedded within the systems and processes of your actions. It’s about living your values and having discipline with them. For example, you might decide that being ‘open-minded’ is important to you. So how do you live this? Think about your sporting environment – are you open to taking on coach feedback and experiment with new suggestions? Can you look at a skill execution problem from a different angle?
You might explain how you do something different or unique to others to achieve your goals. How do you train, eat, or recover to ensure you are preparing yourself for competition whilst looking after yourself.
What do you do?
An athlete trains and competes in a chosen sport and/or discipline with the aim of winning.