What the Mental Health Discussion in Sports Reminds Us About Business

It’s sometimes a popular idea to assume that the most high level athletes are always confident, self-assured individuals due to their prowess in their niche.

Their abilities are such that we tend to mistake success on the field for complete success in life at large.

In recent years, there has been a large push to open up about mental health in athletics, and this has resulted in a level of transparency that has been extremely beneficial to athletes worldwide.

In a recent NBC Sports article, Eagles rookie Jordan Davis is spotlighted, and he mentions his own struggles with Imposter Syndrome and other insecurities.

“After all, he’s a 6-foot-6, 336-pound first-round pick who was an All-American and named the 2021 Chuck Badnarik Award winner as the best defensive player in college football.

But even Davis deals with self confidence issues.

“I think it’s more of an imposter syndrome, like you’re not supposed to be there,” Davis explained to NBC Sports Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon. “But you really are there for a reason.

“Your mind is your greatest ally and your greatest enemy sometimes. At the end of the day, you have to tell yourself, ‘I’m here for a reason.’”

It’s strange to think about someone like Davis going through these issues, but it’s a very relatable feeling for plenty of folks who don’t have to deal with it in such a public profession.

Davis is a 22-year-old kid who had a ton of pressure on him, even before he became a first-round pick. He was understandably nervous before his NFL debut last Sunday in Detroit. But Davis played 22 snaps and played well enough that fans have been clamoring for more.”

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The most notable point that Davis makes here is the statement that “your mind is your greatest ally and your greatest enemy.”

It is all about mindset for sports, and even more so for businesses.

The power of believing in yourself and your business cannot be understated. Your vision, goals, and core values are what will catapult you into success or leave you where you are now.

The future of your business is in your hands, and in your mind too.

Your mind may tell you that your goals are unreachable, but it is up to you to prove yourself wrong.

Work hard to make your dreams a reality and know that your mind can sometimes get in the way of these goals.

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