“The mind is its own place, it can make heaven out of hell or hell out of heaven.” — John Milton
We all admire champions in various fields, be it sports, business, or art…
They seem to possess something extraordinary that propels them to greatness.
What sets them apart?
While most people might look at world class athletes like Novak Djokovic, Leonel Messi, or Muhammad Ali, and think it’s their diabolic discipline and physical training that sets them apart from regular athletes, the true answer is something we often overlook…
The Mind of the athlete and their Mindset.
It’s the Champion’s Mindset, a state of mind that allows them to access the elusive flow state, silencing doubts and fears, and unleashing their full cognitive and physical potential.
This is exactly what we are discussing with Chuck Barnard in this episode of the Life Coach Code podcast. In this article we will dive into the takeaways from this episode.
Chuck Barnard is a Champion Mindset Mentor with 30 years experience helping teen athletes remove mental limitations that are holding them back and achieve their true potential, on and off the field.
He is responsible for countless athletes in the USA reach a title of a “State Champion”.
Chuck is also one of the coaches that will talk on The Superhuman Summit 2023, a 4 day virtual event that dives deep into each of the 4 fundamental pillars The Spirit, The Mind, The Body, The Heart, happening on 11th till 14th of November.
Each day we are focusing on one of these pillars aiming to help you better understand the superpower that’s hidden within each of them so you can embrace it and harness it.
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How to Get Rid of Mental Limitations and Become a Champion?
Get Rid of Mental Limitations
In order to tap into the Champion’s Mindset you need to get rid of all the things that are preventing you to adopt that mindset.
Getting into the coveted flow state can be challenging due to past traumas, negative emotions, and limiting beliefs.
These formidable barriers create self doubt and self sabotage, hindering our journey towards success.
Before we can adopt the Champion’s Mindset, it’s imperative to eliminate these self sabotaging beliefs.
The one way to break through your mental limitations and reprogram your self sabotaging beliefs is what Chuck calls applying HEAT.
HEAT: The Formula for Breaking Through Mental Limitations and Forging New Beliefs
Achieving the Champion’s Mindset is attainable for anyone willing to put in the effort.
By Applying HEAT (Habit, Emotion, Attitude, and Training) you can pave the way for your transformation.
While most individuals dedicate themselves to physical training, the most powerful tool, the mind, is often neglected.
In reality, our bodies are capable of much more, it’s our minds that deceive us.
The Role of Beliefs
Beliefs play a pivotal role in determining what we can achieve and what we allow ourselves to do.
These mental programs act as the arbiters of our potential.
When you hit a ceiling in any area of life, reprogramming a belief or mindset becomes essential.
This applies whether you’re an athlete, entrepreneur, or artist, as the mind is the mediator between your beliefs and your behavior.
Usually the most prominant belief is not being good enough.
People adopt this belief from a very young age and mostly in an unintentional way. When parents are trying to motivate their kids to do something they will usually use language that reinforces the belief that they are not good enough.
For example, a parent can say to their child “If you hold your arms like that you will lose the game.”, “Why can’t you be more like your brother?”, or “You should always be the best at everything you do” implying that if they are not the best they are not good enough.
And as we grow up, when we cannot meet these standards, we unconsciously adopt the belief that we are not good enough.
Harnessing the Power of Rituals
Rituals serve as powerful tools for managing your mindset, ensuring that negative beliefs or programs don’t affect your performance.
Countless famous athletes have rituals that help them achieve their optimal state of performance.
Rituals can be customized to suit your unique needs, depending on how you’ve programmed yourself over time.
In recent years, there has been a concerning rise in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) worldwide.
The line between a helpful ritual and a harmful compulsion hinges on whether you control it or it controls you.
Research shows that Teenagers, in particular, have experienced an increase in sadness and hopelessness, potentially linked to excessive social media use.
Parents should be vigilant in monitoring and limiting their children’s screen time to protect their emotional well being.
The Tea Parable: Fill Your Cup with Goodness
Imagine you’re at a king’s gathering dinner, holding a cup of tea.
Someone accidentally bumps into you, and you spill the tea. Naturally, you become upset and start blaming the person who bumped into you. However, the wise king intervenes and asks, “Why did you spill the tea?” You respond, “Because someone bumped into me.” The king gently corrects you, saying, “No, why did you spill TEA?” The lesson here is profound.
In life, someone will bump to you at some moment, you cannot escape that. But what’s important is what you fill your cup with, because that’s what spills. You want to fill your cup with good stuff, so when someone bumps to you good stuff will come out.
Listen to music that makes you want to dance, watch movies that make you feel good, read great books, surround yourself with information that lights up your heart, travel, explore, sing, go on adventures and build great experiences and stories, take care of your self, find things to be thankful about, there are millions of things. That’s what fills your cup with the good stuff.
And when your cup is filled with good stuff then when your push past your mind’s limits, the good stuff will be there to give you the support you need. That’s how you become your own coach.
What You Should Remember?
In conclusion, the Champion’s Mindset is within reach for each one of us.
It begins with self awareness, eliminating limiting beliefs, and adopting purposeful rituals.
By doing so, we can silence the monkey mind, remove mental limits, and unlock our full potential.
Remember, everyone can be a champion, you just need to fill your cup with the right stuff, the good stuff.
Everything we talked about in this article is just a glimpse of what the real superpower of The Mind is. Join us on the Superhuman Summit this November to discover all of your 4 superpowers.
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