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Change Mindset, Athletes, Officials Told

Change Mindset, Athletes, Officials Told
Team Fiji’s chef de mission Patrick Bower and general managers Ajay Ballu, Christopher Yee with Nacanieli Takayawa during the High Performance Workshop at the Holiday Inn Suva, on February 11, 2018. Photo: Peni Komaisavai
February 12
11:43 2018

Changing of mindset and setting personal goals is important for Team Fiji athletes if they are to succeed in achieving their goals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.

This was the message from sports psychologist Laijipa Naulivou during their High Performance workshop at the Holiday Inn Suva, yesterday.

“Change your mindset and understand the level you want to achieve your goals,” Naulivou said.

The former national women’s rugby rep said athletes needed to visualise what they were aspiring to or where they wanted to reach.

“Self-confidence and self-belief is the key to achieving your goals.”

Team work and setting goals were also some of the topics Naulivou spoke on.

“Goal setting boosts team cohesion and if you know that a friend needs help than reach out and help them.”

She said athletes needed to understand their commitment to their sport and what they wanted from it.

“You have to decide exactly what you want in every area of your life. Because you cannot hit a target that you cannot see but if you set your goals.”

Then on team setting, she says, working as a team not only boosted cohesion but also contributed to improved team performance.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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