Building Optimism - Under Armour Performance Academy

Building Optimism

How it Works

Believe to Succeed

Optimism is directly related to mental strength. Optimists are more likely to stay committed to their goals in the face of obstacles1, and so they’re more likely to achieve them.2

Even if you’re not a glass-half-full person, a positive outlook is a skill anyone can build through training.




Most of us are never taught how to tap into the mental side of performance. That’s why Under Armour is bringing you proven mental strength practices to help you reach your goals on and off the field.

1Esteve R, López-Martínez AE, Peters ML, Serrano-Ibáñez ER, Ruiz-Párraga GT, Ramírez-Maestre C. Optimism, Positive and Negative Affect, and Goal Adjustment Strategies: Their Relationship to Activity Patterns in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Pain Res Manag. 2018;2018:6291719. Published 2018 Mar 15. doi:10.1155/2018/6291719

2Carver CS, Scheier MF, Segerstrom SC. Optimism. Clin Psychol Rev. 2010;30(7):879-889. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2010.01.006]