Confidence - do you have it?
As a lawyer, whether you work in the courtroom, the boardroom, or you're negotiating deals in the back room, it's critical that:
- you perform with poise and confidence - even under the most adverse circumstances
- you rebound quickly from set-backs and mistakes
- you recognize and work through mental barriers that interfere with success
Like the Olympic athlete, you have undergone many years of intensive training to prepare for high-pressure competition. For you, the competitive atmosphere is in the courtroom, the boardroom, or the back room. Like the athlete, technical expertise and skill do not necessarily lead to success.
What are the qualities that distinguish a superb performance from a mediocre or even a good performance? All things being equal, i.e., amount of training, years of experience, level of expertise, it has been determined that 50 - 90% of success in high level sports can be attributed to "mental factors." It's easy to see if this is true for professional athletes, it's likely true for lawyers.
Hence, training in Mental Toughness can be of benefit to lawyers who need to function with poise and confidence in high stress, highly competitive, high visibility situations. Keeping your cool under pressure allows you to think clearly and to make the right decisions and the right moves at the right time.
This site is dedicated to providing you with all the latest information, tips, and resources to help you do just that!