Secondly, it’s important that you accept one simple premise for the duration of the training: you are responsible for your life.
You are responsible for your health, your finances, your relationships – and your sports performances.
All the details of your life have been determined by your thinking and your actions up to this point – and your thoughts and actions from now on will determine your future.
Now some people say this may not be the case, and if so then you’re just a victim of circumstances and you can’t really change anything in your life… It’s all a result of your genetics, fate and luck of the draw.
If you believe that, then don’t bother reading any further. Close down this website and just give up, and be happy with whatever performance level you’re currently playing at!
However I don’t believe that, and if you’ve chosen to come to Sportsmind, I don’t think you do either. I choose to believe that we are at least partly responsible for every condition in our lives – our financial situation, our relationships, our education, our career and our sports performances ARE all influenced in large part by our thinking, our emotions, and our behaviours.
By accepting this personal responsibility, we can choose to change and do something different – and as a consequence change the conditions of our lives, including our sports performances.
Over the next 42 days, I will train you in how to stay positive, resourceful and motivated, and show you how to use your mind to enhance your performances, and develop the mental and emotional strength you will need to succeed.
The mental and emotional strength of an elite athlete.