The best sport performers, such as Olympic winners, often do not have the highest scores in character parameters measured through a Character Assessment. In fact many high performance athletes are average in many parameters of their character. However, their success is attributed to the fact their life is in balance. In other words the strength and the power to win are coming from their Balanced Life.
When we speak of life balance we refer to the three general areas encompassing all life activities: Self, Family and Work. In the case of athletes Work is represented by Sport related activities.
Athletes are very dedicated to their particular sport. The majority of their life effort and energy is expended on their sport performance, and therefore, very often their life goes out of balance. In a practical world, athletes often complain that they do not have time for their families (parents, girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, etc.), as well as for themselves because all their time is dedicated to sport. Nevertheless, athletes have to understand that their sport performance is only a part of their life performance, and not vice versa. It means that everyone needs to find time for friends, girlfriends and hobbies in order to maintain life balance, and as a result maximize their performance in all the three areas of life.
The Optimax Character Assessment and Life Balance Assessment evaluate an individual’s Life Balance, and identify those factors that create imbalance. Moreover, the results will provide direction to the athlete in order to regain or maintain his or her Life Balance.
Equally critical to performance as maintaining individual life balance is maintaining the Balance of a Sports Team. The team is balanced only if the right team members are performing according to the roles compatible with their character. The goal is to ensure that the right athlete is dedicated to the right position, and is comfortable with his or her team role.
Our extensive experience in working in the sports arena confirms that if athletes compete while they are in a state of imbalance no amount of intervention during competition will guarantee success for that athlete or the team. Very often it is too late to compose the athlete. Continuous and planned maintenance of an athlete and team’s balance is crucial to achieving high performance results.