Start Telling Yourself and STOP Listening To Yourself
It’s kind of funny when people want to discuss their subconscious. It’s usually in the context that their subconscious mind kept them from what they wanted to happen. The subconscious has become a scapegoat.
Yes, we all have limiting beliefs patterns, faulty habits, head trash, and personality issues. And there is little debate that our biggest obstacle and opponent is our own mind.
However, there is a simple solution to overpowering our own mind.
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Tour Pro, Jimmy Knous, needed to make birdie on his final hole to secure his PGA Tour Card.
And the key was when he stood at the tee box, he told himself “We gonna do it!”
He told himself what he was going to do. He made sure to stop listening to himself.
Our mind has one job, to keep us safe. That is it. It’s not the best coach.
Our own mind goes contrary to our goals and aspirations of being great and successful. Our mind will always try to hijack ourselves. Since it’s automatically filled with negativity and fear, you need to stop listening to yourself. Hence, the key is to start telling yourself instead.
- Call your shot
- Tell yourself what you’re going to do
- Be brave
- Be bold
- Tell yourself again and again and again
It’s how we overcome our own fears and commit to the task at hand! It takes mental toughness.
It can begin in everyday life, with something small, but just be sure to say it aloud and watch how the focus and confidence and commitment all increase. Thus, when confronted during moments of high stress and pressure, you’ll be prepared to utilize this strategy!
Stop listening to yourself and start telling yourself instead.
Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes and is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included three winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.
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