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- What is Your Definition of Mental Strength?
- Being A Good Teammate
- Five Traits of a World Class Competitor
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- Handling Distractions, Part 1
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We have gotten a tremendous response from the definition of MENTAL TOUGHNESSS.
So let’s do another.
Again, I am after your own, personal, deep down definition.
Really the only definition that truly makes a difference in your life.
I, and other experts can give you input until we are blue in the face. But unless and until you believe and internalize the message…
…it will not help your output in the slightest.
That is the reason for working from the inside out.
So, what is your definition of:
World Class Team Building expert and Sport Psychologist Karlene Sugarman revealed some interesting tactics in our most recent Teleseminar.
Karlene related team building strategies of Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots Head Coach, which she says has a lot to do with their massive success.
So I thought I’d pass it along to you.
Karlene said not only do successful teams have a clear mission which goes much deeper than simply saying:
We Must Win All the Time
But that each team member must know exactly what role they play as it relates to the team’s mission.
I’ll never forget getting matched up against a taller, faster, more powerful tennis player in a third round match, many years ago.
He was better than I.
He knew it. And I knew it.
Although, somehow I won the first set 6-1 and was up in the second 4-1. Only needing two more games to get into the next round.
Looking back, I’m not quite sure how this happened.
I must have been intensely focused on what I was doing.
You see, at any given time, you can either be focusing on what you are doing right now, whole-heartedly…
I turned on the radio yesterday, as I sometimes do in the car when I am out of CD and audio cassette programs.
A political talk show was on.
The guest was a psychologist. He was on because he was diagnosing 100,000 people suffering from ‘post traumatic wrongful-election distress syndrome.’
Now, whether you are part of the blue party, green party, or purple party, it’s unimportant for this purpose, really.
What is important is the attitude that is expressed:
Helplessness, or that someoneis coming to the rescue.
I read an interesting report by Dr. Jonathan Parker titled Visualization and Mental Imagery. It details three reasons why imagery works.
The full report is available for members, but below is the first one of the three reasons.
In my opinion this component is the most important of the three, but like anything else, for best results you should really get all the working parts.
Get my drift?
Anyway… Imagery works because images are events to the body.
Dr. Goldberg worked with the UConn Huskies basketball team in 1999 when they won the National Championship over Duke.
Needless to say he knows his stuff.
Dr. Goldberg suggested that your confidence is determined by what you are concentrating on.
Do you see the distractions in the stands?
Does your mind wander from place to place; looking at the guys walking around the stadium or checking out the cute girls courtside?
Or, do you think about the way you double-faulted on that last big point?