“It has been proven now scientifically that an affirmative thought is hundreds of times more powerful than a negative thought.”Michael Bernard Beckwith
Thoughts are things.
They are actually measurable units of energy.
Every thought you have creates a physiological change in...
"Just one empowering belief can completely change the quality and direction of your life."Mateo Tabatabai
Beliefs affect everything you say and do, and ultimately how you feel.
Empowering beliefs are not a problem.
Unless you don’t have enough of them!
How do you find empowering beliefs?...
"What we can or cannot do, what we consider POSSIBLE or IMPOSSIBLE, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are."Anthony Robbins
It might be possible.
This desire or goal that you have. What if it were possible?
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it."Muhammad Ali
It starts with desire.
A burning, however big or small, to do something.
Shortly after, your brain might come...
"When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure."Viktor Frankl
What does it mean to avoid a feeling?
It means to directing your attention away from something that feels unpleasant to something that feels more pleasurable.
This goes back to the...
"Climb the mountain. Not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."David McCullough Jr.
Whenever I ask an athlete how they want to feel most of the time, the answer I...
"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."Isaiah 66:9
How often do you think you should experience negative emotion?
Sometimes you may think that negative emotion is “bad” and that positive emotion is “good.”
This leads to thinking...
"You are always responsible for how you ACT regardless of how you FEEL."Anonymous
Humans are emotional creatures.
This is especially apparent in young children.
You can always tell how they are feeling because they act out all of their emotions.
When they are sad, they look the part. Bottom lip...
"What you resist, persists."C.G. Jung
There is only one battle that you are guaranteed to lose.
And that battle is the one with yourself.
When you fight against yourself, you lose every single time.
Why would you ever fight against yourself?
Usually this happens when you want to reject...
"Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere."English Proverb
What are some things you worry about?
Many of you worry about the outcome of a game.
You worry about making mistakes and losing a game.
Maybe you worry about getting...
"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."Wayne Dyer
Have you ever been that athlete?
The one who comes to practice and starts off by telling everyone how tired they are?
I hope not. But if so, I’m glad you’re here reading this.
All of you feel...
"There are no uninteresting things. Only uninterested people."G.K. Chesterton
It seems that many athletes are feeling more bored than usual lately.
As an athlete, you keep a rigorous schedule.
Going to school, school activities, homework, and club sports usually fill much of your day.