Peak Performance

Donald S. Christiansen, University of Washington sports psychology consultant, lists characteristics of “peak performance,” sometimes called “the zone.”

The athlete is:

  1. physically relaxed
  2. mentally calm
  3. focused
  4. alert
  5. confident
  6. in control
  7. positive
  8. feeling enjoyment
  9. feeling effortless
  10. on “automatic”
  11. focused on the present moment