If there is one thing that you must know about us Australians its this.
We LOVE sports.
Soccer, rugby, Aussie rules, cricket, swimming,tennis..you name it and we play it.
In fact, we take a lot of pride in the fact that we have the best athletes in the world and dominate most of the sports that we take part in.
Aussies like playing their sports hard and aggressive..which is why we respect it when someone gives that aggression back to us.
That happened in 1985 in Sydney…when one tiny little Indian stood tall against the mighty Australian cricket team.
Now we take a lot of pride in the cricket team. After all the greatest Australian sportsman of al time, Sir Donald Bradman was a cricketer himself.
So it was fascinating to watch this tiny indian guy bringing the fight back to us.
His name: Sunil Gavaskar…one of the finest cricketers of all time.
One thing I vividly remember during the match was that he used to repeatedly stand aside and mutter some things to himself.
In fact, he used to do that whenever he felt like the bowler was getting the better of him.
Years later I realized that he was doing a form of NLP!
Its funny how timeless this wonderful method is!
All the top athletes in the world go through rigorous visual training and nerve management… most of them have their own personal sports psychiatrists.
And among some of the top level athletes, the one tool that they used time and time and time again to achieve athletic perfection is Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP for short.
Now what is NLP and how do these top athletes use it…and more importantly, how is all this beneficial to you.
I am coming to it…patience 😀
It’s a system that was discovered by Richard Brandler and John Grinder.
The theory is simple.
It says that there is a relationship between your neurological processes, certain phrases that you use and certain behavioural patterns.
Phrases + Behavioral Patterns = Bulletproof Neurological Processes.
Simple isn’t it?
Now is it too good to be true?
I certainly thought so at first.
But as I studied and experimented and dived deeper into this wonderful rabbit hole I recognized the overwhelming power behind this wonderful method.
As my niece says it…”you literally give yourself super powers!”
Now how does this work?
Let’s analyze what the young Federer did in his match against Hewitt all those years back.
When he was under the gun…he took himself aside and visualized a time when he played absolutely flawless tennis.
This visualization is usually accompanied by 2 things…firstly a behavioral gesture…nothing complicated, basically a twitch or a flick of the thumb.
Secondly it is accompanied by some words to make the mental picture stronger.
When these steps are done properly (And don’t worry, I will guide you through them step by step during the program) your body starts working the same way it did that day when you performed at your best.
Let’s put it like this..
You can recreate what you feel like at your best anytime and every time…through proper training, of course.
You can see why athletes fall all over each other to inculcate this wonderful weapon into their arsenal.
So now you are probably wondering,…”That’s cool Marg…but what does this have to do with me?”
It has everything to do with you …you see, NLP is hands down the best thing you can use to train your mind…to move on with your life and leave all the garbage behind.