In Olympic style Weightlifting there is so much physical demand for accomplishing the lifts that the mental aspect of the sport is often overlooked or undertrained. This mental preparation and strategy stretches from comprehension of movement and execution to the psyche of not letting missed or failed attempts ruin a training session or competition. Unlike some of the other strength sports like Powerlifting or Strongman, missed attempts are common in weightlifting from the beginners all the way to national and world level lifters. This occurs partially from the short time window of the lifts and the small margin of error for placement of the load overhead. Mental preparation should include self-visualization and positive outlook regardless of the overall flow of training. You can’t get down on yourself and expect to progress in a sport where missed lifts make up almost 50% of all attempts taken in competition. You must use the missed attempts as lessons on how to reduce the chance of making the same mistake again in future attempts. Self-motivation and confidence as well as team training environments play a huge role in the mental development of an athlete. Train your mind with the same intensity and focus that you train your body and your progress and as a competitive lifter will surely accelerate.