Skip main navigation

Identify and overcome self-limiting behaviours

Identifying and reflecting on self-limiting behaviours benefits players and coaches. Watch Paddy Upton explain more.

Private accountability allows you to identify self-limiting behaviours and implement strategies to minimise them so there’s a positive impact on individual and team performance.

Individuals can be publicly accountable for their decisions and actions and for their plans for developing themselves and their performance.

Private accountability also has a place in the planning phase. As I discuss in the video, self-limiting behaviours can be detrimental to a player’s development and performance, and it’s important that players bring these self-limiting behaviours into the light of awareness, at least to themselves. In this way, players can determine, for themselves, how they might deal with them.

Identifying and reflecting on self-limiting behaviours is not only important for players, it’s also important for you as a coach as it enables you to ensure players are aware of their self-limiting behaviours and know how to address them. Owning self-limiting behaviours can have a positive impact on players and their performance.

Your task

As I discuss in the video, there are a wide range of self-limiting behaviours, and we all engage in them.

In the comments, share how you would raise this with players (students, team members), and some of the benefits of making players aware of their own self-limiting behaviours.

This article is from the free online

Player-centred Coaching

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now