What You Say & See Is What You Get
This post comes from an email I received today from Mike Brescia. I don’t know Mike’s work, I don’t know his products, but I really liked this message.
Especially the Super Bowl example. ( The idea of claiming your score while you’re still playing – let alone losing – the game really appeals to me.)
Mike’s message about changing your inner voice is an important one in LOA work. Here’s an excerpt from his note (highlights are mine):
When you believe in your heart that you can’t do something you have to do or would like to do, you’re sunk.
And if we don’t believe we can do something, or aren’t sure that we can, yet are still being forced to do it anyway, we feel fear, anxiety and, if it goes on long enough, panic… and regular panic attacks can be the result.
The good news is, there is a way out of this cycle…
It’s called changing your inner voice…Changing the inner discussion that is going on inside your head every waking hour of every day.
What you say to yourself silently governs everything you do and how well you do it. You see, you can know what to do, but if something in your mind is working against you, you can’t pull out the ability to do your best.
Momentum. Programmed mental pictures. Associations. Triggers. Tendancies. It’s easy to see these things in athletic competitions. Success in sports, where the opponents are pretty evenly matched, is almost completely built on the inner voice and inner mental pictures (which affect each other like chemicals that are inert alone but explode when mixed together).
Ever see players on a sideline getting each other fired up, telling each other to focus, to just take it one play at a time, to believe, to reach down deep, to ignore the pain, to see themselves making plays, to see themselves winning.
In last year’s Super Bowl, for example, before the final drive, Michael Strahan paced the sidelines shouting out to his teammates, “17-14! That’s the final score! 17-14! See it! 17-14!” As the offensive players were running on and off the field, he’s yelling to them, “17-14! Believe it!”
The final score was 17-14, Giants. Some of the most remarkable feats ever seen on a football field were created in those 2 minutes 7 seconds. Because they believed it could happen.
In every moment of our lives we can do things like that… get yourself to do what you must, do it well and do it without doubt or fear…
Do it with pleasure.
By just changing your inner mental chatter and the mental pictures you see automatically all day long.
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