A Quitter Never Wins And A Winner Never Quits
Bottom line that's the difference in the mindset between
a champion and just another fighter. The difference between
winning and losing. This is the attitude you must have to
overcome all the obstacles in your training and matches. Focus,
hard work and commitment are some of the key factors in the
making of a champion. Knowing the right way to train/condition
your mind and body will increase your odds in becoming a champion.
So how do you go about it? First it starts with your most
powerful asset or weapon you have, your thoughts. We are all
in control of our destiny because we control our thoughts.
"WHAT THE MIND CAN BELIEVE THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE"
A lot of people do not like to hear this because it makes
them responsible for where they are at in life, it takes away
excuses for failing, not trying or giving up. It's all about
attitude that sets you apart from every one else. DO OR DIE
that is the attitude you need to defeat your opponents in
the ring or outside of it in the real world. When you don't
feel like training because you are to sore, tired from a long
day at work or your hand hurts or there are other things you
need to get done these are excuses that you put in the way
so you don't achieve your goal. You have to train and condition
your mind to focus on your goal so you have a burning desire
to obtain it.
If two opponents of equal strength and fighting ability step
into the ring the man with the stronger mind will be victorious.
Here are some ways to train your mind to have the edge over
your opponent. Take time to visualize your match or techniques
in your mind with a clear, detailed and realistic picture
for 10-30 minutes twice a day once in the morning when you
awake and before going to sleep. This will feed positive messages
to your subconscious mind.
- Find a quiet place in your home sit or lay down whatever
makes yourself comfortable and begin to visualize.
- Always visualize what YOU are going to do not what your
opponent is going to do because you can only control yourself.
- Visualize yourself always moving quickly, effortlessly
and being victorious, standing over your opponent holding
your arms high up in the air with the championship belt
around your waist.
- Visualize as if you have already obtained your goal,
SMELL the scents of the arena. TASTE the salt from your
sweat on your lips. HEAR the crowd chanting your name. FEEL
and TOUCH the championship belt around your waist and the
crowd's energy as you put up your hands in victory.
- Surround yourself with positive people who push you to
be your very best, believe in you and your goal and will
help you achieve it. Having supportive people around will
help deflect negative thinking and will rub off on you,
we become who we hang out with.
- Read biographies of your idols on the obstacles they
overcame to get to where they are today.
The key to visualization is to have 100% belief and faith
that you WILL ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL and this is YOUR PURPOSE AND
DESTINY. Push away any doubt you have when it comes into your
mind or the negative thoughts will cancel out the positive
message. After a little while it well becomes easier to believe
what you are telling yourself. The mind can not tell what
is real or imagined when you keep telling it something. You
will subconsciously begin believing those messages. Attracting
people in your life that will help you reach your goal and
you will begin ACTING, TRAINING and FIGHTING like a champion.
Norm Bettencourt is the creator of TACT Self Defense
which specializes in combat management tactics for mind, body
& spirit. Visit TACT
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