Now that you have your goals in place and even a plan, you have to get into ACTION!!!
You can only experience Success when you start something.
Whether you are looking for Success or to Win, this step is the most important. Imagine a pattern of dominoes. There has to be a bump to the first one so they can all fall into place. You have to get started!!!
Now if you want to amplify your Success, HIT the domino harder and put yourself out there. When you put yourself into a competition or place where you may win or loose you always WIN!!!
You are probably wondering, how can I loose and still Win?
Well often enough your list of “Whys” to do something will be shorter than your list of “Reasons” to not get started. If you can add more powerful “Whys”, then they will give you strength to overcome your list of “Reasons”. This is like adding a “Fire Starter” log to an already existing fire. It is going to burn hotter, higher and longer.
So what is this “Fire Starter”? It is the fear of failure. It exists in our everyday life and especially in competition. Fear can create a list a mile long for why not to do something. The funny thing is this list will continue to grow as you get further into executing your plan! The pain of your evolution will cause you to whine or complain and even make excuses on why you cannot continue. The fear of failure as you get closer to your Competition will also try to hold you back.
When you get started follow the W.E.C. Principle.
No W – Whining
No E – Excuses
No C – Complaining
This concept comes from John Wooden the “Wizard of Westwood” and the head coach of UCLA for many years. He was most known for winning ten NCAA National Championships in a 12 year period! That included seven in a ROW!!! Wooden says, if you have done everything you were supposed to do, then the result should be the way you want it to be. This has got to be the key to preparation and beating your pains and fears.
You must prepare your mind, body and spirit to be strong. You have to research and understand the rules, the environment and what you will need to endure. Picture yourself going through each moment. Imagine the emotions you will feel while competing. In preparation you want to live your event weeks before you get there. Often enough, the pain of getting there is much worse than the actual event itself.
These steps of Success help create your Winning Mindset. You have succeeded in your preparation. Now you are going to take that Success to a whole new level by playing the game to the best of your ability.
Guro Dan Inosanto says that when you fight (in the street or ring) you earn up to six months of gym experience during that one event.
You have committed the time that it takes to prepare. You have succeeded in reaching your maximum potential at that given moment. You have also put yourself out there and can now face your fears. Each one of these Successes has enhanced your ability to Win no matter what the rules, times or judges say.
Use the power of Winning to increase your Success!