“All that we are is a result of what we think. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” — Gautama Buddha
Pretty deep. But it makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? No? Let me put it into perspective.
Say you’re in a match, and you won the first set, and are up 5-4 in the second. Do you think you’ll win? What if you lost the first set, and are down 4-5 in the second. Do you think you’ll win now?
Believe it or not, you have a chance at winning (or losing) in both instances (unless you’re playing a ringer). It’s what you think, what you tell yourself, that will make the difference.
If you tell yourself you can’t win, you’ll definitely lose. Your mindset is now negative and your will to try is gone. But if you’re mindful about what isn’t working, and focus more on what is working, you at least give yourself a fighting chance. And knowing that you made your opponent(s) work her(their) butt(s) off to close out the match, will be sweet satisfaction, too!
We all have the ability to change our thought patterns. We can “think” ourselves into quitting smoking, or losing weight, or anything, really. It takes work, commitment, and support, but it can be done!
If you’d like to contact me about changing your mindset, please contact me! I’d love to talk with you!