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Gold Minds

“A Champion”.  “The Best”.  “Numero Uno”.  Many athletes dream of being the best but few people have what it takes to be the best.  The best isn’t always the strongest, fastest, or the one in the best shape.  Studies have shown that “the best” is almost always the one that thinks he is the best.  Champions almost always have what I call a “Gold Mind”.  The one with the fewest doubts and the biggest belief in themselves.

How does someone develop this attitude?   It is not something that just happens.  It takes work.  Developing a Gold Mind is knowing, in your heart, that you have done everything you can to be the best.  A Gold Minds is not a natural quality in any one person.  Some key factors to develop a Gold Mind are:

  1. Using positive affirmations.  A positive affirmation is a short statement about yourself in the present tense.  Some examples of positive affirmations are: “I am a smarter player than all my opponents,  I get better every time I perform, I work harder than all my opponents“. The more you tell yourself that you are the best, the better chance that you are going to start believing it.
  2. Gold Minds act “As If”.  If you act as if you are already the best, you will start to believe it.
  3. Pursuit of excellence.  A gold mind is always striving to get better.  There is always more they can          do or something they can learn.
  4. Gold Minds view defeat as a learning opportunity for what they can do different.  They do not focus all their energy on the defeat.
  5. Feel the fear and do it anyway.  Everyone has fears.  A Gold Mind sees fear as an opportunity to overcome a new challenge.
  6. Focus on the success and not the failures.  Too often an athlete will compete all day and have several wonderful performances and then get beat at the end of the competition.  A Gold Mind will look at the good things they did all day and focus on what they did right.
  7. Gold Minds have the ability to control their emotions and use those emotions as a strength rather than letting their emotions drain their energy.
  8. Gold Minds know how to get into the zone and stay there.  Many athletes get in the zone but Gold Minds stay there by focusing on the process and not the outcome.
  9. Gold Minds never quit.  No matter how bad they are getting beat, they never give up.
  10. Gold Minds see every challenge as an opportunity.  A true Gold Mind would rather lose in a tough competition than win an easy competition.

Not everyone has the drive or the desire to be a Gold Mind.  Becoming a Gold Mind can happen for any athlete if they have the desire to be the best and they are willing to work to make it happen.

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