What did you do over the Weekend? I visited the in-laws in Somerset. One Somerset tradition is pub pétanque, played whilst imbibing a cider in the sunshine.
Whilst imbibing said cider, my somewhat competitive in-laws challenged me to a match - "why not" I said standing up and metaphorically fluffing my feathers, (whilst quietly reminding myself I hadn't played for 10 years.) The day previous I'd been NLP performance coaching on the golf course with a client. We'd explored how they could use their mind to support their game, even when they weren't feeling confident.
Almost unconsciously I shifted my mindset; “Right then" I thought... I relaxed my mind and focused
I took on the mindset of confidence
I knew the line my ball would take as I imagined it flying through the air, landing with an audible thud where I intended it
Having clarity, I had absolute faith in my ability. I'd done it before (when I was 10)
Who won? Me - much to everyone’s shock (& mine) In fact I kicked their backside (Perhaps I can be competitive too 🤔) A simple game over a drink of cider...And it reminded me the power of the mind and the possibilities if we change what we tell ourselves, sharpen our focus, get our mind and body working together and fully connect to our desired outcome.
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