We all have goals, and some are really big, life-changing goals. In my experience, if you want to make it happen, you must think like a champion. To make your vision a reality, you have to go all in.
Trent Shelton, a former NFL wide receiver who now works as a globally recognized speaker, and someone I look up to when it comes to motivation has taught me some important insights when it comes to having a “Champion’s Mentality.” For the next five weeks, I want to share with you different parts of what a “Champion’s Mentality” is all about.
Commitment. According to Shelton, the first key trait of a winning mindset is the ability to stay loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you. To stay committed, you must have a reason why you made the commitment in the first place. Your reason has to mean something to you. When you have a real reason, you will not give up. As a coach, I teach this to my players, giving examples from sports and other areas of life. I then ask my players to share stories of how they showed commitment to their goals. I asked them to share their reasons and what it means to them. I also “show” them what it means. My players know that I am committed to their development as athletes and as young people. I model this by doing “one on ones” with them and their parents. I want them to know that I care about them.
What are your goals? What is your reason for achieving them? What does that reason mean to you?