They say that in any endeavour that we embark upon, the likelihood of success relies a lot on whether we believe that we can achieve success in pursuing the experience. This means that a large part of our success happens before we even step out onto the court, or field, and it all starts with our own mind. Dressing ourselves in clothing that is appropriate for the situation is one way that we prepare our mind, by assisting us to put ourselves literally into the picture of our success story.
The Placebo Effect
You know that feeling of being fully prepared, and having complete confidence in your own ability to achieve your goals. For some of us, this can take a bit more convincing of ourselves than it does for others, but we can trick our minds into it by wearing clothing that makes us feel more confident in ourselves to get the ball rolling. Wearing clothing that makes us feel good, in whatever we are doing, helps us to get the most out of ourselves and deliver our best performance, no matter what arena we are stepping into.
We live in a time where technological advances are enabling amazing developments in all sorts of industries. The sport and recreation sector is one area where science has been kicking a lot of goals, producing quality clothing that can really enhance your performance. Swimming is one sport where this has most definitely been the case, with particular swim suits now being banned from professional swimming because of their ability to assist with moving through the water more easily. Check your local sports store, or talk to one of our people at Salisbury Super Sports for information about clothing that might assist you to get more out of your performance for your sport of choice.
We all know the old adage about ‘different horses for different courses’. This applies to any sport when we consider the clothing and equipment that is worn, and for good reason. Wearing the appropriate clothing is not just about looking the part, but also about preventing injury and getting the best out of your performance. Clothing and footwear that does not fit properly or is not appropriate, can cause injury or hinder your performance; therefore, it is important to get it right, every time, to get the best out of yourself.