My friend, Dr. Rob Gilbert is a sport psychologist who once asked the great boxing trainer, Teddy Atlas how he taught boxers how to overcome fear. Atlas said that boxing is like war. There are two types of soldiers: heros and the cowards. The difference between them is not fear itself, but how each deal with the fear.
The hero feels the fear and moves towards it.
The coward feels the fear and moves away from it.
The key is doing what you need to do, when you need to do it, whether you feel like it or not.
The more you move towards your fear, the more comfortable you will be with it.
Fear has no control over you, unless you let it.
Here is something brilliant I read recently…
“When you’re tired and frustrated is where it begins. Because that’s when others quit.” -ROB GILBERT, Ph.D., noted Sports Psychologist and founder of Success Hotline (973 743 4690)
“All of the ability is already inside you.”
-ROB GILBERT, PhD, Professor of Sports Psychology, Montclair State University
Does Roger Federer use a special racquet?
Does Steven King use a special dictionary?
Does Emeril Lagasse use special ingredients?
The answer to all of the above is…
You have access to all of the tools you need to become successful. You just have to learn the strategies. Learn from the already successful people in your sport or line of work. Read books on the subject. If someone has done what you want to do, you can do it too.
The right ingredients will make a bad meal with the wrong recipe.
The right racquet will do nothing for you, without good strokes.
1. Figure out what your goals are.
2. Figure out how to get there.
3. Take action.
Now go out there and become the architect of your future…
Thanks for reading.