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Mental Game Quiz:
How's Your Mental Game?

Take This Peak Performance Quiz And Discover
Your MGPQ (Mental Game Power Quotient)™

Bill Cole, MS, MA
The Mental Game Coach™
Silicon Valley, California

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before."

Steve Young
San Francisco 49er's
Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback

Are you working on your mental game? Do you consider yourself to be mentally tough? Do you have mental discipline? Can you get in the peak performance zone or flow state at will? Do you manage your stress well under pressure?

Most people don't plan to fail...they just fail to plan. Here's a peak performance assessment you can take to see how your mental game is coming along. The key to being successful at advancing your mental game is being consistent. Have a plan. Be systematic. Be committed. Get started today!

First print a copy of this web page so you have a paper copy to take the quiz. Then check either Yes or No for the answer to each question. At the end of the assessment, count the number of Yes answers and see where you stand in the scoring and explanation section at the end.

The Mental Game Power Quotient™ Quiz

Bill Cole, MS, MA
The Mental Game Coach™
Silicon Valley, California


Mental Game Quiz Questions



A. Mental Game Planning:

1. I have a mental training system plan.    
2. I have written this plan down.    
3. I have short-term goals and long-term goals in this plan.    
4. I have dates for all goals written down.    
5. I have mental objectives for pre-event, during the event and post-event.    
6. I look at this written game plan at least once a week.    
7. I make notations in my plan as I go so I can see progress.    
8. I change goals and plans as necessary.    

B. Pre-Performance Mental Game Training:

9. I visualize myself succeeding before I perform.    
10. I monitor my thoughts before I perform.    
11. I monitor my feelings before I perform.    
12. I monitor my stress levels before I perform.    
13. I attempt to control my relaxation/stress levels before I perform.    
14. I avoid thinking of past weakness or failures before I perform.    
15. I attempt to think and act confidently before I perform.    
16. I practice as I want to perform.    
17. I seek coaching, feedback or help in my mental game.    
18. I read about the mental game.    
19. I listen to audio tapes on the mental game.    
20. I prepare equipment I will be using ahead of time.    
21. I associate with people who encourage me to have a strong mental game.    
22. I reward myself when I achieve my mental game goals.    
23. I have daily mental game goals.    
24. I have a mental game journal I write in.    
25. I subject myself to practice situations similar to those I will encounter in a real performance.    





C. In-the-Performance Mental Game Training:

26. I have a mental game plan for use during my performance.    
27. I monitor this game plan at various points in my performance.    
28. I use visualization when appropriate during my performance.    
29. I think predominantly positively during my performance.    
30. I attempt to reduce stress by relaxing during my performance.    
31. I am aware of my breath during my performance.    
32. I am aware of and attempt to control time and momentum during my performance.    
33. I am aware of and attempt to enter the flow state during my performance.    
34. I remind myself of my mental game practice and attempt to reproduce that experience again in my actual performance.    

D. Post-Performance Mental Game Analysis:

35. I take time to review my performance.    
36. I make written notes in my journal or on my goal sheet.    
37. I seek outside feedback from those who saw me perform.    
38. I videotape my performance.    
39. I readjust my mental game goals if needed.    
40. I readjust my mental game practice system if needed.    

Scoring Your MGPQ Mental Game Quiz:

1. Count the total number of times you answered yes in the quiz.

2. Enter that number here: _______

3. Look at this chart to see where your score places you in the mental game plan world:

   30-40:    You are a world-class mental game student, probably enjoy performing and are doing quite well at it.
  20-29:   You are far ahead of the pack, making a solid effort to improve your mental game and are beginning to enjoy some performances.
  10-19:   You are beginning to discover the mental game world and are learning what it takes to perform well.
  0-9:   You have yet to strongly value mental game training to enhance your performances, but are taking steps in the right direction.

Wherever you find yourself on the mental game training continuum, remember that you are in control of your own mental game. Plan your work and then work your plan. Make it happen. Be dedicated. Write it down. Allow for mistakes, but praise yourself for progress. Pride yourself on building your mental toughness. I hope this assessment helps you begin or improve your quest for a potent mental game!

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