Mindset. Can it really be the secret ingredient to winning or losing?
You can watch the interview of the Mindset Coach of Ash Barty, now Wimbledon Champion.
Ben Crowe was on Australia’s ABC News and a lot of what he said resonated with what we share at some of our talks, our coaching sessions and even our workshops.
Keep in mind that when Ben was interviewed, it was still about two matches away from Ash Barty’s eventual win. And win we knew she would after listening to Ben. We have placed the interview link in comments. Here’s the summary and inputs. Three things for a winning mindset, in our books are:
Mind your Expectations: Ben shares that there are two expectations that “kill” performances – that of outcomes and that of others. This is so true not only in sports but at work and even with our marriages. The only expectation you can have is of YOURSELF.
– WHO do I want to be
– HOW do I want to be remembered
– WHAT skills, knowledge and strength do I want to work towards to get successful.
So forget about what other people are saying and thinking – it’s their stuff – not yours.
There is that you CAN and that you CANT”S control: Once you accept there are things you can’t control, you then need to let those go. When your mind focuses on what you cannot control is what sets us on the path of anxiety and stress. Focus only on that you CAN control. Your strengths, Your skills, You.
This may not be as easy as you think and does take practice. For alot of us we are on “auto-pilot” and we do let that mind of ours run riot with the thoughts we have. And often we are pre-occupied with things we really cannot control! So get conscious of those thoughts. Do a check-in at least twice a day. Ask yourself:
– How am I feeling positive? Negative?……. Why?
– Where are these feelings came from? What are those thoughs about?
– Can I do something about them? If yes…… great put the on you TTD, If not… just let them go.
Focus more on Human BEING, and less on Human DOING: “What you DO is not all that defines you – it is not the only thing about you. If you only need to do something or be something before you can be someone, you will never be content or fulfilled”. So focus on developing your SELF WORTH and from this point, state to yourself and to the world what your dreams and goals are.
Then go all out to reach and attain them. Without being tied to the final OUTCOME. Just like Ash Barty did. Congrats Ash!!
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