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Mindfulness helps us reach our peak potential and be our best selves

The Mindful Athlete

The Mindful Athlete

by George Mumford


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This is the central tenet in Buddhism. George believes there are five ancient superpowers to achieve what you want.

  • Faith
  • Diligence
  • Mindfulness
  • Concentration
  • Insight.

These are the author’s spin on the Noble 8-Fold Path. These five are nonlin...

Mindfulness helps us reach our peak potential and be our best selves.

You can practice mindfulness meditation by sitting still, focusing on your breathing, and practicing bare awareness: staying aware of what’s going on in your mind and body at the present moment.

That's difficult because we’re constantly surrounded by distractions. Our minds jump fr...

Concentrate by focusing only on your breathing

In 2013 playoffs, people caught LeBron James sitting courtside with closed eyes, focusing on his breathing 

You can enter a state of relaxation by controlling your breathing, think of the space between an inhalation and an exhalation as your inner center, where your watcher watches every...

Scrutinizing the thoughts behind your habits is like looking under the hood of your car, rather than just staring at the dashboard.

Everyone has a unique collection of emotional blueprints, which includes their insecurities and other negative emotions. It’s important to be aware of them bec...


I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career, lost almost 300 games. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. That’s why I succeeded.

Bruce Lee is a famous example. Martial artists like Lee use their intuition to connect with the Zone. They focus on the journey, not the final destination.

So when your actions align with wholesome, positive thoughts like love, kindness, compassion, and generosity, that’s the right kind of ...

Faith is related to the concept of “God” a word that means different things to different people. But the idea of God is really about trusting the divinity within yourself. 

We all have it and we have the potential to awaken it. It doesn’t come from the external environment; you find it by l...

It gives you the right type of energy and motivation to push through and succeed. Attention always follows intention and you have to put out into the universe what you want to receive. Keep listening to yourself, your body, your thoughts, your emotions, but deeply listening to others is as import...

In the sense that they are optimizing for flow and optimal cooperation rather than simply beating the other team. It is a “we” mindset rather than a “me” mindset and one that is focused on growth rather than outcome. Right effort heightens energy rather than detracts from it – it allows you to be...


Filling yourself with love and awareness removes space for distractions, negativity, and noise. This is the space you want to get into to be mindful athlete

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