Many of you may not know the name Dan Jansen, but at one time, he was one of the most famous athletes in the world. He was a speed skater for the U.S. Olympic team in the late 80’s and early 90’s and was the consensus #1 athlete in his sport. To give you an idea, he was on the same level as Apolo Anton Ohno. Jansen broke world records and won World Championships but unlike Ohno, Jansen was unable to bring home that elusive medal during the 1988 and 1992 Winter Games. Whether it was bad luck, effort or focus, when it came to the Olympics, Jansen couldn’t put together the performance needed. It wasn’t until the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer that Jansen finally broke through, winning the 1000 meters and breaking a world record in the process.
So after all those years of heartache, how was Jansen finally able to get it done? According to Dr. Rob Bell, the reason why is because Jansen finally conquered the second most difficult mental skill. What is that skill you ask? You are going to have to watch the video above to see what that skill is, why it is the second most difficult mental skill and what you can do to master it. Improving your game isn’t just about refining your skills on the court or field; it is about improving your mental skills off of it. Learn how to boost your mental toughness and watch the rest of your game get a boost as well.