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In times of uncertainty, self-doubt, anxiety, or fear we all tend to fall back to the same negative feedback loop; creating sabotaging thoughts, harming our own esteem, and blaming the external situations for our inability to achieve what we seek in life.
Gabrielle Bernstein, in her Super Soul talk, outlines a 5-step method for spiritual surrender, which makes us grateful and joyful for things we have in our lives, even when we think they are working against us.
Here's how you can do it →
Bob Bowman, the renowned swimming coach of Michael Phelps states five defining characteristics of champions:
1. Champion has a clear plan for success and for achieving goals.
2. Champions welcome challenges as a means to learn and grow. Becoming a champion is a lot about going through ups and downs.
3. Champions produce normal and predictable performances in very abnormal and unpredictable environments.
4. Champions rehearse success on a daily basis. (Process is more important than results).
5. Champions have a dream. That's how this all starts! Dream ignites a creative process.
The neurological “success” aspect behind deliberate practice in any activity is myelin.
Myelin is a fatty tissue created by oligodendrocytes around neurons, acting like an insulator that allows neurons to fire faster and cleaner.
When you focus intensely, you trigger the same neural pathway again and again which triggers mylein formation- effectively cementing the same skill.
On the other hand, when you do shallow work with low concentration, you fire multiple neural circuits simultaneously and haphazardly, which leads to no value.
Research tells the greatest athletes and the greatest businessmen are strikingly similar in their wiring. They think in many of the same ways and have similar levels of competitiveness.
What distinguishes these high achievers is their mindset: Successful people have realised that being busy is a waste of time, being productive should be the goal.
Dispel the myth that the most successful people in sports or business get the most done. They do not. They only proceed with care and mastery of priorities. They excel at prioritising their day's activities and completing the most important ones.
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