Freeing yourself from the past and applying mental performance techniques is key to for a rich and fulfilling life. Sometimes instead of moving forward and growing, people get stuck with their beliefs, feelings, and thoughts and the mental weeds choke their growth. Do you have weeds that choke your success?
Here are some of the weeds you may have:
- Reinforcing negativity
- Harboring resentment
- Jealousy for another
- Frustration and focus on poor results
- Fear of failure or success
If any of those plagues you let me share my 7 Seeds to Plant for Success!
- Small is smarter
At times goals can seem overwhelming or impossible to reach. So take a step back and plant some smaller goals that move you towards your big ones. Small goals once achieved can and often do turn into big dreams and desires!
- Imagine success!
Think about what you want to achieve. Be specific and set a time to achieve it. Take a moment to imagine yourself succeeding. See it, feel it and hear it! Replay in your mind and if you can recall your best performances imagine them over and over again. Make sure that before each practice, game or performance you visualize accomplishing what you want. By using your active imagination you are planting your goals in your unconscious mind which will boost your performance. Where your attention goes energy flows. Focus on what you want!
- Clear the space for growth
Are you frustrated, thinking of all the things or pieces you have to put together to get the results and feeling a little overwhelmed and anxious? Take deep belly breathes if your head is spinning and full of thoughts. Place your hands on your stomach and inhale so that your hands move outwards then exhale slowly. A nice, deep breathe is sometimes all it takes to clear your mind so you can be calm and focus.
- Support your foundation
Mulch is something used to suppress weeds, slow down moisture loss and improve the foundation for growth. Everyone should use mulch so maybe hire a coach, golf professional or talk with mentors or peers to provide tips and techniques to boost and improve your growth and performance.
- Protect yourself from getting burned or bitten
It happens to the best when things are moving along something goes wrong. Maybe a person gets in your way, the weather doesn’t co-operate or you get bitten by the bug and feel down and put out. Pause, relax and recharge and remind yourself of what you want to accomplish and achieve. Using simple concentration words to get you back on track such as “focus” or “I can do it”.
- Provide nutrients for support
Feeling sluggish, deflated or tense? Fuel yourself for growth. Make sure you are hydrating yes, I mean drinking water, as it helps your body and brain operate better. Eat healthy and exercise to feel fit and energized.
- Practice, practice, practice
Keep working on your mental game. Mental performance takes time to develop and focusing on your mental performance takes the same effort as your physical and technical abilities. Plant your seed, foster growth by gaining support and keep taking action. Continued focus on your goal helps you grow and achieve.
- Small is smarter
I hope you are ready for the spring season and that you are removing any weeds that are getting in your way to bloom and succeed.
Need some help? I’m available for consultations, talks, and support for leaders in business, young athletes or golfers on how to remove the obstacles in the way and how mental performance can improve the game of business, life or sports!
If “YES” please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 416-508-0018 to discuss how I can help!
Master the Mind, Master the Game