Posted October 24, 2018 11:02:51 As much as I like to believe that we’re living in a golden age of sports, the truth is we’ve only just scratched the surface.
We’re living on borrowed time, and sports are an incredibly valuable part of our lives.
Whether it’s playing baseball, tennis, basketball, soccer, or hockey, we’re all playing our part in creating a better world.
With that in mind, I want to share with you a few strategies that I’ve found to help you get ready to compete at the highest level in the world.
The first of these is to learn optimism.
If you’re like me, your entire life has been defined by failure.
You know that you’re not good enough, that you’ve failed to live up to expectations, that your skills aren’t up to par.
You’ve got all of those issues, right?
What I mean is, you’re living your life with constant disappointment, and it’s driving you to achieve the goal you’ve set for yourself.
The next thing you need to do is to improve.
That means you need more.
To accomplish the goals you set, you need greater effort.
The way you improve depends on your goals and what you want out of life.
If, for example, you want to make it to the NFL, you may need to improve your conditioning, your strength, your speed, your explosiveness, your overall health, your mental focus, and your overall physical strength.
This is because your goals are more important than the outcome you achieve.
The goal you set for your life is the ultimate goal, the goal that defines the type of person you are.
The problem with trying to improve at every level is that you won’t be able to do it.
You’ll fail and you’ll fail miserably.
So, instead, you can take some time to truly appreciate what you’re capable of and what it means to you.
This focus on improvement and on the goal of achieving your goal is what I call a learned optimism.
Learn to be more positive and more optimistic, and you’re going to have a much easier time reaching your goal.
When you have this mindset, you will be able increase your confidence, and at the end of the day, you’ll have a lot of fun.
Let’s look at a few of the strategies that you can implement to get started.
Learn What you can’t Improve: The first strategy you need is to understand what you can improve on.
In my experience, the biggest mistake that people make is not understanding what they can improve upon.
In fact, it’s actually much worse than they think.
So I would encourage you to ask yourself what you’ve done in the past that you haven’t been able to accomplish.
Did you make some bad decisions?
Did you let a friend down?
Or did you put yourself in a situation where you needed to be the one to correct that mistake?
If you answered no to any of those questions, then it’s time to rethink what you are trying to accomplish and what your goals might be.
The key to learning to improve is to keep in mind that if you’ve already done something that’s allowed you to succeed, you should just accept that fact and go back to it.
But if you haven´t, then you need a different mindset.
When I learned that there were many ways to improve, it changed my attitude towards the process.
Instead of trying to do something that doesn’t really matter, I started to think about how much more I could accomplish by improving the things I already know I can do.
It also opened my eyes to the fact that the things that matter are things I can change in the future.
Learn How to Stop and Think: When you learn how to stop and think, you become more aware of what you should do instead of what needs to be done.
That’s why I like the word “thinking.”
If you’ve been in the mindset of focusing on the outcome, you’ve neglected the other aspects of the process, which can cause you to make poor decisions.
In contrast, when you start to look at what you could be doing differently and why, you begin to see how your goals could be accomplished.
You begin to feel like you’re a better person and realize that you are indeed capable of achieving the things you want.
In this way, you learn to focus on what you already know you can do and to start making progress instead of trying things that don’t make sense.
Learn To Get More Done: You know how many times you get distracted and think you can just take the time to do what you normally do and then get back to work?
That’s exactly what you need.
Instead, you have to take the action that feels like the right thing to do.
That may sound obvious, but it’s really important to learn to get more done.