Archive for November 2010
The Psycho Self-Imagery process involves having a high sense of inner self, resolving conflict in your life, not suppressing feelings, bringing personal and team-related issues to completion, being highly spiritual, helping others less fortunate than yourself and having your life in harmony. Then visualizing yourself being successful and actually creating positive events in your life, on and off the field of competition.
But when you have conflict in your life, when you have a low sense of inner self, when you are suppressing your feelings, when you have personal and team-related issues that you haven’t brought to completion, when you are not helping others less fortunate than yourself and when your life is in disharmony, you will actually create negative events in your life, on and off the field of competition.
Sparky Anderson, who will be remembered as one of the greatest managers in baseball history, used to say: “If a team wants to win, let ‘em.” How true. Managers and coaches often try to micro-manage their players and teams. The most successful ones are those who know when it’s best to back off and let their athletes perform, using their God-given talents.
According to an article that appeared in the November 4th, 2010 issue of USA Today, In early 2009, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton battled thoughts of suicide because of back pain and other maladies that had forced him into 36 surgeries. Now recovered and filled with gratitude for his spinal fusion surgery, he more than ever is living by one of the axioms of his legendary college coach at UCLA, the late John Wooden. “As Coach Wooden always told us, there’s no way you can have a perfect day unless you do something to help someone.” No wonder Coach Wooden was so successful as a coach, and a person. He knew instinctively that when you help others less fortunate than yourself you enhance your own feelings of self-worth, thereby enhancing your performance. And by helping others, which is the first step when putting your life in harmony, you actually create positive events in your life, on and off the basketball court.