gratefulness

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How many of us arrive at the arena of performance with full minds and empty hearts? Minds filled with distraction, and minor details interfere with awareness and focus. In the big picture of life, what is truly important is this present moment – the present moment enabling you to perform. They key is to be fully present as you become conscious of what is genuinely important. The champion’s heart takes nothing for granted.

The champion’s heart takes nothing for granted.

When you acknowledge the gifts of life and hold gratitude deep within, you are ready to perform with a clear mind and a focused heart. Following the teaching of the greatest masters, teachers and coaches, I often conduct the following exercise on gratefulness with my athletes prior to an important practice or game that needs to be played with high-level intensity.

Before you begin your workout, training session, think of three aspects of life that you appreciate. For example, your skills, talents, mind, health, family, opportunity, and work. Now with eyes closed, connect to the feeling of appreciation. Imagine this feeling coming into your body in three deep breaths, as each breath surrounds the heart. Hold each breath there as the feeling begins to expand. With this sensation of gratitude in the heart, make your performance today a reflection and extension of that appreciation.

Before you begin your workout, training session, think of 3 aspects of life that you appreciate.

Now, open your eyes and take on the day’s tasks. If you are grateful and appreciative of your health, feel your vitality. If you are appreciative of your talents, be sure to use them consciously this day. If you have a great family, be certain you communicate: talk to them.

Notice the difference in how you perform. Such ordinary moments create the extraordinary in all you do.

When you refuse to take things for granted and focus on gratitude, you become aligned with your heart and connected to your performance.

Make gratitude part of your daily training and life

Start today! Make gratitude part of your daily training and life – Ask yourself these questions: What are three aspects of my life that I truly appreciate? What does identifying these do for me right now?

 from the teaching of Chungliang Al Huang, Tai Ji master.

If you want to improve your performance and to know more about Vida Mind, do a free session with Dr. Damien Lafont. Contact him at info@vidamind.com.au or call 0435 819 262 and he will get in touch with you to schedule 45 min with you either in person or over Skype. In this free info session with him, you’ll go through what is keeping your performing at your best. You’ll know Dr Lafont, how he works and whether you are a good fit for each other.

vida mind – mental conditioning – mental training – sport psychology
Australia – Melbourne – Sydney – Adelaide – Canberra – Brisbane