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Thursday, May 30, 2013
As those who read this blog know, we have been interested in ‘winning’ for a long time and in particular, how the world’s top athletes and sports teams nurture and sustain the peak performance which is necessary in order to maintain their winnings streaks.
Sport has many lessons to teach us about how to be our best. It has it all. Highs and lows. Community, tenacity, commitment. Performing at your best under intense pressure. The crucial importance of taking action when the right moment strikes; and what to do in the face of failure.
So when we came across this article from blogger Geoffrey James on getting yourself in the mental state to win, we thought it was absolutely appropriate to our thinking.
Here are some takeaways from the article:
See the moments coming: Be prepared when it counts. Don’t run into the day blindly.
Adopt a winner’s physiology: How you look affects how you feel. Stand up tall. Look people in the eye.
Visualise the winning outcome: Lots of runners imagine themselves crossing the finish line. It helps them get from where they are to where they want to be.
Mentally rehearse what you’ll say and do: Now that you’ve seen yourself past the finish line, what are the steps you need to take to get there?
Disconnect from goals and results: Be in the moment.
Take action: Make things happen!