The Mind Of A Champion
The mind of a champion, how many times did you hear a true champion speak with doubt?
How many times have you heard a boxer say, “It will be a tough night, we will just have to wait until Saturday and see how it all works out”?
Never, because doubt will knock you out before you even begin.
If you let self-doubt enter your mind, anxiety is sure to grow. Once you start to doubt whether you are capable of winning you’re on your way to disaster because the mind can only hold one thought at a time. You are either thinking of winning, and visualising what winning will be like, or you are worrying about what happens if you don’t win. You can only hold one picture at a time. Sure some athletes waver back and forth, but at any given time you can only be holding one thought.
What the mind Sees, Feels, and Thinks, it works towards. The mind needs to be given direction and then it works towards making that given destination a reality. The mind is constantly working towards results, the trouble is what directions are we giving the mind. When you learn how to control your mind, greatness is achievable.
“Learning how to think like a Winner is the first step towards becoming a Winner”.
“To Become a champion, you must first look and act like a champion”. — Muhammad Ali
Control The Mind
Some people say you cannot control what comes into your mind. I believe with the proper training… you can. Regardless of whether or not you can or cannot control what enters your mind, you can definitely control how long you hold any thought that does enter your mind. If a seagull decides to have a bowel movement while flying overhead, you cannot exactly control that… but you sure the heck can control how quickly you clean the muck of you .
It is the same with your mind. When a negative thought enters, clean it out with positive images. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. Focus on winning, not on not losing. Begin to daydream, make this daydream the ideal outcome. Not what you will settle for, but what would be perfect.