On stage in front of hundreds of people, my mind kept thinking “If you make a mistake now, you loose. Stay FOCUSED and you will WIN!”
My heart raced 120+ beats a minute. I believed I would win….and I did.
The above is not what happened when I won the 2018 USA Memory Championship. The above is what I visualized well over a hundred times leading up to the championship.
During training, in the shower, before bed…I would imagine winning. What would it feel like? What would it look like through my eyes? What would be going through my mind before and during winning?
A lot of reporters have asked me: “How did it feel to win?”
My answer surprises me still. But it’s the truth. It’s a lesson on how to win.
“When I actually won, it felt exactly like I had visualized hundreds of times before. I believed I was going to win. I poured emotion, nerves, and excitement into my vision of winning. When it ACTUALLY happened, I didn’t know if it was real or not.”
If you want to win or succeed in anything, you have to first believe you can do it. Even if only 1% of you believes and 99% of you doesn’t. Start there and tomorrow get to 2% belief, then 5%, then 20%….
You have to feel it, “see” it, imagine it. This primes your subconscious and gets your entire being to believe.
Combine belief with ACTION and you have a winning recipe.
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