Athletes are competitive by nature and we all want to improve. We want to perform to our maximum capabilities as often as possible. Step number one to the untrained athlete and often the main focus is to physically train our bodies at a more intense level than our current performance. We focus so hard on pushing our bodies,that we leave our mental skills up to chance. Toning up our mental skills can help us improve performance. Our bodies listen to our mind, so we need to train mentally just as much or more than we train physically.