Message #66 - Pretend You Have an "S" on Your Chest
by, 04-13-2008 at 09:19 PM (1093 Views)
Your Not Really Pretending...What You're Really Doing is Visualizing...
There is a Superman inside of all of us...But First we Must Discover Him...and Believe.
The difference between Clark Kent and Superman is their attitude and personality. Clark has one attitude and personality and Superman has another. It is the same with each of us. We all have to first realize we have a Superman inside us and then we must learn to develop and train our Superman.
When a job calls for Superman...Superman must show up. No excuses, it doesn't matter if there's no phone booth around.
This is called our Alter Ego. An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person.
We all know Clark and Superman are the same person but we all know there is another side of Clark...and that is the Superman inside him.
Top athletes refer to this as bringing their "A" game...Well then how do we guarantee ourselves we are bringing our "A" game...That Superman will show up?
"A" games and "Superman performances" are built on practice and training under pressure. What do I mean by this? Train and Practice under pressure to perform at competition levels. Completely simulate the pressure of the competition and put pressure on yourself to perform at your highest levels.
Sometimes the difference between an "A" game and a Superman performance is the extra hours invested in the preparation and training. Just an extra hour a day of training (when others have gone home) for a month adds up to 30 additional hours of training (or studying or whatever).
The best golfer in the world (by a long shot...no one is even close to him) still trains and practices countless hours on the fundamentals of his game, because he knows he must train the "Superman" inside him.
When the day of your "Superman" event arrives could you use an extra 30 hours of preparation to make sure Superman arrives?