Monday, November 7

Your Athlete's Thoughts Will Determine Her Success...It's True

The father of personal achievement Napoleon Hill once said, "You will never be greater than the thoughts that dominate your mind."  Dr. Hill, the author of one of the best selling books of all time, Think & Grow Rich, was hired by business magnate Andrew Carnegie to interview the 500 most successful people in the country between 1910 and 1920. Hill found that these successful people all followed a similar success "formula" to achieve their greatness. He interviewed the likes of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, Alexander Graham Bell, William Wrigley and many more luminaries of his time.

The reason I bring up the work of Napoleon Hill is because his findings are as relevant and true today as they were nearly a century ago. The truth is that your athlete will never be greater than the thoughts that dominate her mind. As humans we have around 50,000 independent thoughts swirling through our heads each and every day. These thoughts will make or break her success on the athletic field and in the classroom...guaranteed.
Dr. Napoleon Hill

If you haven't yet made the connection my new book, How She Thinks is How She Plays, and my multi-media Game Changer Program integrate some of the fundamental premises from Dr. Hill; chiefly that if you think you can you will, if you think you can't you won't; a simple but infinitely powerful truth.

You see your athlete's thoughts are extremely powerful. Regardless of her age she likely doesn't recognize this fact. On the softball field the game moves quickly and if she is not in the proper mental state mistakes will occur and it will be difficult for her to master the game.



In the batter's box she has all of 1/3 of a second to determine the ball's velocity, movement and location. If she has no "plan" entering the box; if she does not have laser focused present moment awareness and concentration her results will never be the best they can be.

The mental skills training your athlete does or does not do  will show up on game day. In a game where failure and adversity are the rule and not the exception your athlete needs every possible edge she can get to rise to the top. As I often say, physical training is essential, but physical training alone is simply not enough to make her the consistent peak performer top coaches want on their team. Ignore this statement at your own risk.

There are myriad factors that determine the level of your athlete's success and enjoyment in playing the game. However, ground zero for her greatness is how she thinks. If she can begin to recognize this and begin to understand the inevitable cause and effect nature of her thoughts and her performance she will build a solid foundation for her future success!

As always...it's all in my book and my Audio Lessons. The Game Changer Program: A Mental Skills Blueprint to Make Her the Best She Can Be contains over 6 hours of mental skills Audio Lessons, plus my new book, How She Thinks is How She Plays, plus a 40 page eBook, Think It & Hit It...plus a 30 minute private mental skills coaching lesson with me. Such a deal! Really, for less than the cost of a one hour hitting lesson you can give your athlete the gift that will change her game, and her future, forever!

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