The 3 P’s of peak performance form the framework of my approach to mental training. We perform best when we behave consistently with these three important principles:

  1. Focus on the PRESENT: Mentally tough people stay in the present moment. Now is the only time that matters, not the past and not the future. Champions focus on what they need to do right now to achieve their goals.
  2. Trust the PROCESS: Mentally tough people focus on the process. To get the outcome we want, we need to focus on the process to get there. Champions work their plan and let the outcome take care of itself.
  3. Be POSITIVE: Mentally tough people stay positive. How we respond to adversity is a choice we make. Champions choose to be positive.

These principles tell us what we need to do. Mental training is focused on how we do it.