Continuing the theme of positive thinking and positive self-talk. It is important to realise the impact of negative thoughts.
Negative thoughts imprint something we are wary or afraid of happening. These thoughts increase the likelihood of the negativity occurring because as already discussed our brain interprets all thoughts as impulses to be done.
Any analysis of negativity increases the probability of that negativity repeating.
To use an example of a competitive shooter who narrowly missed scoring a perfect score of 600 by scoring 2 nines. When asked what happened? He replied I don't know and it does not improve my performance by thinking about them; I am better off focusing my thoughts on how I scored 58 tens because this improves the likelihood of me scoring 60 tens in the future.
From this we learn that reframing our thoughts towards our successes, the positive performance of our process, is beneficial for our continued growth towards becoming a Champion.
We are focusing our thoughts towards achieving improving performances. Remember to congratulate yourself on things that go well; then plan your training to improve those things that need improving.
Remove all negative thinking and avoid negative analysis. It doesn't matter that something went awry; but it does matter that you only reflect positive memories that create positive imprints.
Whenever anyone asks about your performance, say it went well because I am pleased with ...; then say I'm using what I've learned to train to improve my performance.
As an experiment, from this point forward always speak positively about yourself and the things you do and achieve. You will feel more positive and smile more easily.
"Do or Dont do, there is no Try", Yoda