Article by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance
There is something that separates the best athletes in sports from similarly talented athletes who are not as successful. It is something other than physical fitness, skill/technique, and experience. This essential skill is having the right mindset.
Even the most talented athletes in the world can be plagued by fear, doubts, and ego. All of these thoughts can be highly distracting and can prevent competitors from reaching their highest potential. And all of these thoughts are almost inevitable when competing at the highest levels.
Like physical workouts and film sessions, preparation is key. Athletes must learn to train their minds by creating abundance in their thoughts. They must learn to be present in the moment, focused on the task at hand, and free from the distractions of negative emotions. Meditation and positive visualization are helpful skills for overcoming the unwanted emotions that distract athletes during competition.
Some of the most successful athletes in history have practiced meditation as part of their training regimens. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant learned meditation from their coach, Phil Jackson. They went on to practice meditation in their time outside of practice because of the edge it gave them. Tennis champion Novak Djokovic is another avid meditation practitioner who credits the practice with helping him greatly during his tennis career.
Meditation can help focus your mind and free it from negative thoughts, allowing you to play your best almost subconsciously. With the right blend of mental and physical training, dominance on the field will become almost instinctual for you.
Zhang Xinyue is the founder of Create Abundance organization and author of the book with the same name. Create Abundance is a book full of advice on practicing body-mind-spirit cultivation. IT aims to promote a meaningful and applicable approach to the philosophical issues in life.
Article provided by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance
Even those small negative beliefs about ourselves can hinder our success in life. But it’s often so difficult to identify and deal with those tiny nuances of self-doubt. When you think about yourself becoming successful, old memories can crop up of those times when you failed in an area. This is one thing that all humans have in common. We have powerful brains where a vast number of memories are stored.
Try to think back and see whether there are events in your past that may have affected your thoughts and beliefs in some area.
A big step toward eliminating an obstacle like this is simply identifying it and realizing that it’s there and needs to be dealt with. You don’t have to be the life of every party but you should be able to attend a social gathering and feel comfortable about moving around the room and talking to people. While some of us are just naturally born with this gift, others may need to work at it.
If you need better public speaking skills, then get them. Don’t go through life struggling with something like public speaking, telling yourself that you won’t ever be good at it because your father wasn’t.
You Believe What You Tell Yourself!
Try making a list of affirming statements that deal with areas where you are struggling and say those out loud every day. You know and trust yourself so once you hear yourself saying these things out loud, you’ll actually be influenced by your own positive words.
As you encourage yourself, you build a strong foundation where you can create the abundant life that you desire. You can understand the fundamentals of successful living and apply those principles right where you are.
With many years as a well-known spiritualist leader and teacher in her field, Zhang Xinyue is known for a variety of achievements. Her creation of the Abundance system aims to promote a meaningful and straight forward approach to life’s philosophical issues. In 2012, she finished one of her best-selling books, Create Abundance. The book is a collection of quotes containing words of wisdom on how to develop body-mind-spirit cultivation.
Her book was initially released in Chinese, but it is also available in English and other languages now. A second version of the book has also recently been released.