I just finished reading the book of Lydia Lassila, the women's aerial chanpion of Vancouver. I am especially interested in the part she was explaining about her work with a mental trainer.
"When I first started working with him was to imagine my future self. The parson I wanted to be. The person that had already won an Olympic gold medal nad he would get me to ask her for advice and basically have a conversation with her. I thought it was wierd at first, and my future self seemed very distant and far away, but I persisted. Periodically, I'd 'cheched in' with my future self and ask her if I was on track, and as time drew nearer to the Olympics, I felt like I was becoming her... the future self I wanted to be." (Lydia Lassila Jump, p. 177)
Thank you Lydia and good luck on your further journey to Sochi 2014.