The reason you may not be at the CrossFit Games or you aren’t at the level you’d like to be, might have nothing to do with your physical capacity. There is a huge mental component to CrossFit and each WOD challenges your ability to control your thoughts and emotions. The CrossFitters who use effective mental strategies are the ones who are at The CrossFit Games, winning competitions and setting PR after PR. The ones who don’t… aren’t.
In Dawn Fletcher’s article on the mental side of Crossfit, she outlines a few strategies taken by successful CrossFitters to be mentally prepared for WODs and CrossFit competitions. These strategies include establishing preparation routines, trying to control only what you are able to and not worry about what is out of your control, quickly forgetting and moving on from mistakes, and alike.
Read the full article here: http://www.wodtalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Mental-Strategies1.pdf