Quotes by Leaders – Visualization
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
I think about what separates one athlete from another when I read this quote. In most cases, many athletes have similar speed, strength, agility or just overall talent level than who they’re competing with. Yeah sure, the Lebron James, Tom Brady or Serena Williams of the world certainly were blessed with skills that many athletes don’t have. But for the majority, the one element that makes the biggest difference is how well we’ve prepared mentally for the competition.
You might have all the talent in the world, but if you did a poor job preparing for the game within your own head, the outcome won’t be pretty. The difference makers often compete thousands of times in their mind before they compete at their sport. This allows for the individual to see every possible scenario and how they would react to it. Thus, being prepared for all possible outcomes.
Visualizing the outcome in your mind, will separate you from the competition. It should be positive in nature. If you prepare for the negative, then that’s what you’ll have. Instead, prepare for a positive outcome and that’s what you’ll have.
Try it before your next competition and I bet you’ll like the results.