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Evaluating the Event

When you have finished your competition, tournament or game, how do you evaluate your performance?  For most of us, we do a good job of evaluating our lack of performance rather than our performance.  Most  individuals focus on what they didn't like about the event.  What good does this do for the individual?  For one, it provides them with the  problem.  The idea is if I can find the problem I can now address it. This helps with subconscious skill but it does nothing to protect or build the Self-Image of the individual.

We have a saying that we follow at Mental Management.  "We are solution finders, not problem solvers."  The question that every individual should ask is how do I evaluate my event in order to help build all areas of my performance?  We do this by going through an event analysis.  The event analysis is the reinforcement phase of the event.  If you do a proper event analysis it will help you prepare for the next event.  The event analysis has three parts to it.

First, you must ask "Did I reach my goal?"  Every event you go into should have a goal.  Did you meet or exceeded the goal?  If the answer  is yes, then you want to follow the same plan of action for the next  event.  If the answer is no, then you must go to the second step.

Second, "Did the plan work?"  There should be a detailed training plan leading up to the event.  If the goal wasn't achieved, it may be that  the plan did not work.  If this is the case, you must change to plan for  the next event.  The other case could be that the goal was not the  correct goal.  If you follow the plan and the performance was good, but  you fall short of your goal, you must re-evaluate your goal.

Third question is "Did I follow the plan?"  There are times that we don't stick to the plan and we fail to reach our goal.  When this happens, you must re-evaluate the dedication to the plan you made.  It  could be that the plan was the perfect way to achieve the goal, but  because you lacked the decline to follow it you fell short of the goal.

 In this case, you should follow the plan leading up to the next event.  If you don't achieve the goal in that event, you should change  the plan.  If you don't follow the plan, how do you know what needs to  be changed?

These three questions are essential to preparing yourself between  events.  If this is done correctly and with totally honesty you will find that it will shorten the time it takes for you to reach your goals.  Remember, everything we do in life has three phases.  It's the  reinforcement phase that often times gets overlooked.


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