So much competition in the Olympics, but only a few winners. What helps winners win?
Choosing to focus on what’s in their control and visualizing success.
An athlete can’t change how prepared the competition is, how hot it is, or what’s happening politically, but they can choose to focus on what’s in their control.
One technique that Olympians use to enhance this focus is visualization or mental imagery. Before they compete, they imagine themselves running through their event, thinking through the movements and winning.
Take a moment to think through your day before it happens and imagine it going really well. Play through some typical interactions and handle them in medal-worthy fashion. Then head back to reality and enjoy your day.
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