When I was in high school I refused to do anything that would reduce my focus on becoming a champion. No parties. No drinking, drugs or wild nights.
The closer I got to the end of my senior season I began to scrutinize the activities I was engaged in that I thought were helpful. I re-evaluated everything to see if it was moving me closer to or further away from success. In doing this I saw how I was wasting time on things that didn’t produce. So I stopped doing those things and concentrated only on what I truly believed was turning me into a champion.
Before doing this my record was 7-4. After honing in I won 15-straight matches, qualified for the state meet on a severely sprained ankle, knocked off the defending state champion who hadn’t lost in over two years, whopped the #3 ranked man in the state – and made it into the state finals.
At that point I began to think about how far I’d come. I began to pat myself on the back as well as feel negative about my next match. I went into the finals with half my heart and half my brain. I lost by a point. And I’ve never forgotten the lesson.
Over a period of many years I had dreams at night about that final match. More like nightmares. I would awaken feeling a deep sense of let down. The pain of loss was still deeply etched in my psyche.
Why did I let up when I was so close?
Why did I lose my focus?
The loss turned out to be a blessing as well as a warning. It taught me to keep my eye on the goal ALL the way to completion. It taught me to never get too absorbed with how good ‘others’ told me I was..
With Psycho-Cybernetics I also learned how I could go back into the arena and wrestle that match again in my imagination.
As a result of redoing the match in my imagination – my loss is now my greatest triumph. I’ve learned to change my mind, the pictures in my imagination and my LIFE.
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