Content type: Research paper

High-performing athletes consistently ask themselves one thing before practice:

What can I do to get better today?

And one thing after practice:

What did I get better at today?

This focus on the process leads to the largest boost in performance.

Cite: Williamson, Ollie & Swann, Christian & Bennett, Kyle & Bird, Matthew & Goddard, Scott & Schweickle, Matthew & Jackman, Patricia. (2022). The performance and psychological effects of goal setting in sport: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 1-29. 10.1080/1750984X.2022.2116723. 

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