Daily Nugget of Gold 826
LOA Practical Applications – The Athlete
Athletes take the body we were all born with and extract the most out of themselves in physical terms. There is a wide range of activities one can excel at in athletic pursuits but there are some common elements we can observe which are important ingredients commonly found in those who push themselves to be at their peak performance. Certainly, physical training and practice are key, but we’re not here to concern ourselves with those aspects of the driven performance. We’re here to discuss the power of mental preparation and enhancements available using The Law of Attraction.
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
Expectation is a powerful Law of Attraction tool. When we expect something to happen, we are doing so with absolute belief that not only is it possible, but we actually can visualize it as if it were happening now.
“As above, so below, as within, so without” – Hermes Trismegistus
Expectation is the internalization of a certain outcome. Since the outcome is internalized, by natural law it must be expressed on the screen of reality. This is as true for an outcome held within the mind which is fraught with flaws as it is of an outcome of absolute perfection. That is to say that the only thing The Law of Attraction can return to us is what it is we expect- complete with any fear, doubt, or worry. In athletic performance, it could be argued therefore that the physical conditioning is the easy part, because removing all doubt of limitations from the mind is a far greater challenge. This explains the non-physical barriers like the four-minute mile. People just accepted it was impossible, so it was. Once someone achieved it, then that barrier was shattered and many people achieved it. It’s not that suddenly people became more capable, it was that the limiting belief was shown to be false.
“That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.” – George Foreman
Why is it that again and again you hear top athletes talking about the mentals of the game, about seeing themselves winning? It’s because that’s the key that unlocks the door to their best possible performance. What advantages aren’t gained within oneself in this respect are attracted to themselves from the world around them in the form of opportunities and exploitable situations. The athlete can teach us a great deal about how to overcome adversity through the purification of the vision imbedded within our minds.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do today to insure my inner picture of success is flawless?”
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