One of the things I find fascinating is watching press conferences of athletes and high achievers. I listen carefully to and pay particular attention to the way they describe their experience, the type of words in the sentences they use, the particular phraseology they choose, the quotes they enjoy sharing, and how they describe them self in the context of the situations they find themself in as they compete.
Self-image psychology reveals much about the way we perceive ourself in different environments and the term self-concept is a general term that describes how we think about, evaluate or perceive ourselves in the context of a situation. So to be aware of ourself is to have a concept of ourself.
Baumeister (1999) provides the following self-concept definition:
Why do so many ambitious golfers spend so much of their time getting tied up in knots trying to perfect their golf swing technique?
Well, there are numerous possible reasons, but let’s look at the most obvious ones.
The need to perfect your golf swing gives you;
✅ A sense of purpose.
✅ A goal to aim at.
✅ Something to be proud of.
✅ Something that makes you feel confident.
✅ Something that makes you part of the trend.