Where NOT to Start
We get dozens of questions everyday.
Since we can’t get to every question in our articles, let’s address the most frequently asked, which deals with gaining better performance through mental rehearsal.
So what’s the most asked question?
“Where do I start?”
Let’s answer this with where NOT to start.
Don’t start with a negative.
Instead, start with a positive.
For example, back in the 1988 Olympic games (an oldie but a great example!), diving legend Greg Louganis hit the back of his head on the diving board in a qualifying round. As you might imagine, countless images of this were played over and over and over and over again by the news media.
But, Greg absolutely would not watch this video.
Can you guess why?
He feared that if he watched it he would create a powerful subconscious, negative, video-clip-in-his-mind undermining all his hard work.
So instead, he focused on creating perfect dives in his mind, and then went on to win two Gold medals — with five stitches in his head!
Now, we could rant-and-rave about how destructive the TV is, because it constantly overwhelms our minds with negative images, definitely affecting our daily “life” performances. But we won’t.
We could get on our “soap box” about how you need to have a positive mental outlook in your life, but you already know this. So we won’t.
But we will tell you to carefully monitor the pictures that are being replayed, again and again, in your head. Because you can either picture what you WANT, or, by default…
your mind will picture things you DON’T want (things the media and high-priced advertisers want FOR you).
(This simple little principle might have a lot to do with too many little maniacs running around creating havoc. But we’re not gonna go there.)
So chances are pretty darned high that whatever you play in your head, will come true!
Please… choose what YOU want.