Whenever I speak to teams, companies, leaders- I remind them just how important it is to remember the Power of Language....
What we say to ourselves....
How we say it to ourselves....
And, how often we say it to ourselves all matters...
We must be fully aware of what we say, how we say it, and how often we say it because if we lose awareness, days, weeks, months, and years can go by- leaving us in a losers state of mind....
I am fully convinced that depression is the result of years of negative, trauma-based thinking that is working/ spinning in a perceived unbreakable loop.
Since the loop keeps spinning, the victim keeps believing it as truth.
Over time, this becomes their truth.
The same is true of great athletes- just their loop is filled with more positive, optimistic thoughts and visions.
They are great because they see opportunity, trust themselves, and speak to themselves in a way that is Champion-like.
"I want to get up in the bottom of the 9th inning and win this game"- Champion
"I hope I do not have to get up and face this pitcher- he beats me every, single time." - Non-Champion.
Two different ways of thinking.
One embraces the condition in front of them, the other steps down to it before they even get in the arena.
How often do you to this?
Are you even aware of it?
Think about how many times you back down, talk yourself out of something, and taking a very passive mindset and attitude towards something...
If you were to think about the dialogue that is going on in your head- how would it sound?
Let's say you are selling your company and there is a deadline for bids.....
Those bids come in...
Now, you are "hoping" that somebody actually buys instead of trusting they will because you run a great company, with a great product, with a great group of people.
Hoping and wishing are words of Non-Champions.
Knowing and trusting are words of Champions.
Yesterday, I recorded a message about this.
It is so important that you practice keeping your mind clear, optimistic, and believing.
Even this AM, I started a sentence to myself that said, "Most people...."
I quickly said, "You are not most-people"....
I did not say this to be an ego-maniac, but I did it because I was about to give myself an OUT on something.
I basically kicked myself in my own ass and said let's go- no easy ways out.
You can do the same.
Let's do it together!
COACH DANA CAVALEA