Are You Coaching Yourself To Success?

How Much Do You Really Coach Yourself?

Many people have realized the strategic advantage of having enlisted a coach to help them achieve peak performance. But no matter how good a coach is, they will not be responsible for overcoming the challenge you're faced with.

Learning the ropes of coaching yourself is therefore particularly important.

Have you wondered what goes through the heads of athletes at the top of their game? What you may not realize is that there is probably a lot that goes on within their heads before they actually make the first move.

The stronger your mind is, the greater possibility you have to be successful at anything you do. In the words of Sun Tzu: “To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands.”

Winning is determined beforehand by the outcome of an inner mental game. Becoming a master requires paying special attention to your thoughts and in learning the rules by which thoughts affect your perceived reality.

That which you imagine, expect and visualize in your internal world is that which is translated to your external world. This realization is critical to understand because it goes to the root of why people may constantly be met with failure in their ventures. They are defeated by their unconscious thought patterns.

What we perceive consciously is only a fraction of the information that our brains are actually receiving; this makes the playing field a lot more difficult, to gain an advantage we need to pay attention.

If the average person has around 50,000 thoughts per day, care must be taken on zeroing in on those thoughts that are beneficial to us.

The key ingredient, is focused attention. Between mental happenings and outside circumstance lies our experience; if our life is shaped by experience, we must understand that thoughts leave an indelible imprint upon us. What thoughts you are focusing on, will reign your experience.

American psychologist William James, states “My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind - without selective interest, experience is an utter chaos. Interest alone gives accent and emphasis, light and shade, background and foreground - intelligible perspective, in a word.”

It’s through focused attention that we are able to shape our world in choosing which train of thought to fix our mind to.

Although the workings of the subconscious mind exert the most control in our lives, by training in mindfulness we can consciously control and program the outcome given by our subconscious mind.

This requires a lot of effort, persistence and determination. A consistent process is necessary to effect significant change.

The road to victory is paved with attention to thought. The popular saying “where there’s a will there’s a way” is rather short of the mark…the will is the way.

Return from Coaching Yourself to Coaching Tips and Techniques