There is a part of the results that can not be controlled. The athlete, through magical thinking or having a lucky charm, tries to feel that he can have total control of the situation.
Magical thinking and results
Magical thinking closes the gap of the lack of control of the result and the uncertainty of the competition. Just think about what you will win. In turn, this sense of control can lead one to feel compelled to win or “have to” win instead of thinking that one wants to win.
Lucky charms and control of the mind
A lucky charm, like the attribution to luck or bad luck, beyond the sympathetic and strangely reassuring, leads the player’s mind to a zone of magical thinking. Inevitably, in the medium term, it destabilizes and takes control of it.
Lucky charms and luck are factors that are outside our control area and we know it. In any case, we can keep the fantasy that by doing a certain thing or wearing something we can control the mind.
The mind needs to be cold and a lucky charm and luck warms it senseless. Somewhere, the mind feels treated like a fool, it suffers and becomes unstable.
LUCKY CHARMS MAKE YOU FEEL A FALSE CONTROL OF THE GAME