In a crisis, focus on survival, not fear

By Jerry Bellune

 

Our friend MaryEllen Tribby’s daughter Delanie is training to play pro tennis. She has won dozens of junior tournaments and observers say she’s the next Chris Evert.

Delanie as once plagued with doubts and would get nervous before her matches.

She feared losing — the opposite of how she should have been thinking. Rather than say, “I don’t want to lose,” she is learning to say, over and over, “I want to win.” “I want to win.” “I’m going to win.” “I can win.”

Like a magnet, when she thinks of getting beat or making mistakes, she starts attracting errors and loses matches.

Just as she trains her body to hit the ball in a certain way to get a desired result, she trains her brain to focus on the ace serve, the cross-court winner and the perfect lob.

She focuses on what it will feel like to win. The more vivid her thoughts are on winning, the more likely she is to win.

MaryEllen uses her daughter’s example to teach an important lesson. During this time of trial, no matter what your situation, think “what must I do to get through this and your brain will rise to the challenge.

Please let me know what you come up with. I will share it with other readers.

 

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