Stop And Take A Second

01 Mar Stop And Take A Second

1710887Just like you won’t accomplish much if you still see yourself as that same adorable pig tailed girl from Iowa, if you can’t see yourself completing a task, winning the game, building the body you want or accomplishing whatever other goal you have, then you probably won’t.

 

 

Stop and Take a Second

Just like you won’t accomplish much if you still see yourself as that same adorable pig tailed girl from Iowa, if you can’t see yourself completing a task, winning the game, building the body you want or accomplishing whatever other goal you have, then you probably won’t.

Elite athletes also have this in common. To use Tiger Woods as an example again, when he was asked if he expected to win a professional golf tournament at age 8 or however the hell young he was, he said that he wasn’t surprised a bit.

Now granted that sounds like something a guy who likes to swing his “nature-given putter” around, but it also points something else out. Tiger saw himself winning before he even stepped outside that day. He expects to win and visualizes himself winning every time he plays.

Granted, Woods practices Buddhism — but I’m not telling you to shave your head, choose a life of celibacy, and start chanting. Instead, take some time every (or every other) day thinking about your goal.

Close your eyes and see yourself wherever you want to be. If it is running through defenders at the field, try to smell the grass, feel your movements and hear the crowd cheering for you. If it is professional success, imagine how it would make you feel and see yourself doing what you love. If it is reaching a new PR, remember a time that you felt your strongest and most confident and then think ahead to grasping the weight and having it feel light in your hands.

Spend time doing this and see your goals through, and you will accomplish what you want.

Got your own way of visualizing goals? Leave it in the comments.

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