I want to ask you a quick question that might end up answering a lot of questions you might have about achieving a particular mindset that would allow you to achieve something that is typically only reserved for the best and the brightest of their specific and respective sports.
The question is: what do Kobe Bryant, a future hall of fame basketball player who won the NBA Finals multiple times, Kerri Walsh, a volleyball player who has become a perennial presence at the Olympics thanks to her plethora of medals won, and Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots who is often considered the greatest to ever play the position, have in common?
Well, aside from being some of the most dominant and astounding athletes that the world has ever seen, they all also treat their minds with the same amount of importance that they treat their bodies. Too often, people mistake the true reasons for what it takes to be an amazing athlete.
Sure, you want to be in as peak of a physical condition as you possibly can be if you want to be dominant at a particular sport (Tom Brady’s new book, The TB12 Method, is evidence enough of this), but you also have to treat your mind and your brain with the same level of care and precision, so you are always making the best possible decisions and staying at the top of your game mentally.
Because some things just cannot top experience. And if you are keen on following in the footsteps of some of the greatest athletes the world has ever known, then you are probably wondering just what the best ways to respect and care for your mind are.
And of course, meditation is involved. Mindful meditation is such an effective way of relieving stress from yourself and allowing yourself to become as productive as possible. These are two things that I am sure people would love to do, regardless of their athletic status.