Jump Ahead of the Competition (article)

Amanda Miller“On page 104 of the Lanny Bassham’s book “With Winning In Mind” it states “Exchange your old self-image for the new desired one” This is exactly what brought me to Mental Management and its exactly what I did to create a positive change in my life and my performance.

My name is Amanda Miller and I am currently in my 3rd season of Equestrian at Baylor University in Waco, TX. I am a second year captain and a starter for the team. Coming into my junior year of competition I knew something had to change. My freshmen and sophomore years were weak and I wasn’t progressing like I should be both performance wise and mentally. I had all the tools to be a top show jumping rider, yet something wasn’t working. I would practice for hours and hours a day and achieve nothing.

That’s when I stumbled across the Mental Management program and decided that I should give it a shot. I had always had a self-image problem, yet I was unaware of how much that impacted my riding and my success as an athlete. I started working with Mental Management this summer and in just 3 short months I have gone from sitting on the sidelines to starting, getting M.V.P out of 3 Universities during our first tournament and being a part of a Baylor team that received its first poll ranking this year as 2nd in the Nation! This success would not have been possible without the help of Mental Management.

I have grown as a person and as a rider through changing my self-image. I strive now to reach my desired self-image and not to focus on the negative. I use positive reinforcement throughout my entire day to build my self-esteem and rise to the top. I have only begun my journey for success in Equestrian show jumping and life. Mental Management gave me confidence and confidence gave me success.”

Amanda Miller, Baylor Equestrian Captain

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