I have been given so many shots in life that it never occurred to me not to take my own. As you read (or listen to) the words in this book, you should know that I am an unlikely champion—both in my life and for your life. Had these shots never been given or taken, I would probably not be a champion.
Moments are what we aim for—being crowned champion, accepting the diploma, watching your child take his or her first steps. Indelible time stamps in our minds, and fleeting just the same. The moment there’s a slight shift in perspective or a nudge in a particular direction is all it takes to experience exponential gains down the road.
And it really does just take moments!
The B.S. we embrace directly affects whether we play big or play small. Our beliefs can be global and/or specific to our work, play, and life. Sometimes, however, those beliefs are at odds. Think of the confident star quarterback who struggles with academics. For him, learning every detail of a complex playbook is easy because it’s tied to a different B.S. than remembering the periodic table of elements. The reason so many pro athletes have trouble transitioning out of athletics and into the “real world” is due to the same reason our star quarterback is failing chemistry. If he believes he is just a football player, then life after football looks grim. If he sees himself as a “dumb jock,” he will be looking for someone to take tests for him—forever. However, these are nothing but beliefs. Unfortunately, for our QB, belief systems, it turns out, are the source of our feelings, actions, and results.
Athletes are not alone. There’s a bit of Clark Kent and Superman in all of us.
So, welcome to the human race. Hopefully, you plan on winning it! This is where the story gets interesting. http://bit.ly/ALLBS_pre1