Recently, I finally finished reading the book ‘The Kite Runner’, which has been recommended by several friends. The novel, written by the famous Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, is set in war stricken Afghanistan between the late 1960s and 2000 and follows the lives of two boys, Amir and Hassan.
The world’s best athletes are consistently put in high-pressured situations. Regardless, they can still perform to their best. Environmental factors and one’s mind state dictate performance together with natural ability. But, beyond baseline performance, just how much do psychological factors alter our sporting ability and separate the mediocre from the world-class?