What sets apart the elite players or the championship athletes? Often, it is the deliberateness of their intentions. While many people want to be good, the elite or the champions are determined and singularly focused on achieving their goals.
UFC fighter Matt Brown illustrates those qualities. While not yet a champion, he is working toward that level:
When it comes to sports psychology, Brown is an admitted bookworm…He visualizes his goals and then ingrains them into his mind by writing them down. In fact, he’ll sometimes scribble the same goal over and over and over again so it becomes second nature. Some of them are posted all over his room.
“I see it when I wake up, when I go to bed, and when I’m just sitting around,” Brown said. “Visualizing is a huge part. It’s probably the biggest part of the process.”