What Happens To The Elite Young Athletes Who Don’t Make It?

It’s a shift in perspective that sport psychology and mental performance consultant Dr. Caroline Silby sees as a key challenge for athletes transitioning to “civilian” life. “You take the most disciplined, purposeful life, with years of success and progress… You are defined by being an athlete and feel special. After years committed to this athletic quest, the struggle to embrace the unknown without athletic participation as an anchor is real. Suddenly athletes must find pleasure in ‘being’ versus ‘achieving’.”
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