This paper presents a philosophy for sport psychology consulting that emphasizes a belief in helping people’s dreams come true, believing in possibilities, trusting in ability and talent, and the awesome power of the mind if the mind is properly directed. Particular attention is focused on learning how to resist socialization in order to do one’s best. A brief introduction of strategies for doing so and how such ideals may be delivered is presented.
Robert J. Rotella is with the Dept. of Health and Physical Education, Ruffner Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2495.