Preparation is the essential ingredient that brings performance and results closer together. Often the mistake made with a results focus is that the athlete, coach, or parent expects that a result is possible that would require a performance the athlete has never achieved before. It is not possible to perform above one’s ability. The goal, rather, is to consistently compete at the top of one’s ability

Bill Demong made a  comment following his performance that earned the U.S. its first ever gold medal in Nordic combined. He said, “the really great thing about these Olympics is that we knew we only had to execute to medal, we didn’t need to do anything special or beyond what we’d already done.” When Demong refers to “what we’d already done”, he was referring to preparation and performance in training that he knew could be taken into competition

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