Are you beaten if you think you are? I’d say in the moment of believing that thought, absolutely.
If a football team believes they’re going to lose, what chance do you think they have of winning? A positive state of mind really can mean the difference between success and failure. Even if all the evidence shows that the opponents have never lost a match it’s still important for the players to think positively about their chances of winning. Focusing on winning, working together as a team and being present to what’s going on in the match will make all the difference to the score. Even if the team doesn’t win at least the players will have done their best and enjoyed the game!
It’s fine to have a negative thought but focusing on it and believing it, is likely to prove the thought right; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The great thing is that we can change our thought’s and when we change your thoughts we can change the outcome. Let me illustrate my point…
If you think about something that frightens you, you are likely to feel scared. If you think about happy times you experience happiness. Knowing this is really useful because it means that all you have to do is focus on the state of mind you want, in order to put your mind in that state.
Music is a great way of inducing states of mind e.g. think of a piece of music that makes you feel peaceful, play that music and enjoy the feelings of peace that follow.
I want to leave you with Krisones powerful words. Do drop me a line. Speak soon ….
“If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will –
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can!”