Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Mind of a Champion

Everybody is a champion in their own right! But there are champions who become famous on their respective fields. The best example anyone could give is Manny Pacquiao.

Why is it important to be a champion? Well because God made us champions the moment we were conceived by our parents. In doing so, he passed us a responsibility to be the best that we can be. And being the best that we can be simply means we are blessings to the community and to the people around us.

To be a champion means you have to conquer your mind. Be very careful about the things that you think of and use your mind on things that are important to you.

According to studies, there are 6 things in the mind of every champion. In this blog, we will enumerate those 6 things.

1. Have the head and the heart of a champion

The head and the heart of the champion surpass all rivals. He knows that part of being a champion are failures. But it doesn’t matter to him how many times he fails. What matters most is how high he bounces after the fall.

A champion is mentally and emotionally tough. H

e always think he can do it. He thinks everything is possible. He never doubted himself. He competes with himself alone and no one else. He knows that excellence means exceeding what he can do not what others can do. He also knows that laziness is not good. Lazy people are those who compare themselves to others.

2. Strive to be the BEST not to be the better

Remember the story of Charice Pempengco? She was defeated in a nationwide talent search. But this defeat never pulled her down. She aspired to be an international singer and she became one. Her secret? She strived to be the BEST not to be the second best.

Build up your confidence. (But don’t be arrogant.) God made you perfect. Tell yourself each day, “I am a champion.” Internalize those words. The mind is very powerful and as a proof, Muhammad Ali once said, “I said that even before I knew I was.”

In order to be confident, face failures as a part of the challenge. But control your mind not to think about the failures. Don’t play not to lose, rather play to win. If your going to play a game or compete for a trophie, always think of winning. Don’t ever think of the “what if’s?” Just focus on the goal and you’ll get there.

3. Maintain your Composure

Challenges can be very frustrating at times. Don’t let yourself down. Maintain your composure. If a problem arises, just smile and say, “There are far worse things than this.” Stay cool and calm. Be very slow to anger and smile more often.

Practice your emotion. If you get angry easily, practice the art of counting to ten before reacting. This will keep you calm and be able to react to the situation accordingly.

4. Be focused

A champion is focused on what he wants and he is willing to go through extreme trials in order to get his goal. He knows that we are living in a world of distractions. Many will attempt to hinder him from achieving but he doesn’t mind them.

Focus results to excellence. Remember if you don’t stick to it and try, no one can measure yourself.

5. Develop your character

Life is not all about intelligence. It is not all about money either. It is all about your character. And character is most tested with money matters. Many fail this test but champions don’t.

Character is who you are in the dark - when no one else sees you. Never ever compromise your character. Skill will put you to the top but character will keep you there.

Always surround yourself with people who are good influence and of good character because they will keep you to the ground.

6. Be childlike

Champions know how to enjoy life. They know how to laugh out loud. They know how to love well and be loved well. They know that more than anything it is God that created everything. They appreciate the smallest things in life – even the tiniest gesture of hope.

It is the attitude that determines enjoyment. Remember, the happiest people don’t have the most expensive things in life. They are simply happy and contented with the things they have.

From a small talk of Ms Olive (one of the owners of WOW Magic Sing)

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