Watch your thoughts for they become words,
watch your words for they become actions,
watch your actions, for they become habits,
watch your habits for they become your character,
watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
The next "skill" I'm going to discuss isn't so much a skill as it is a mindset. An approach to life. Like most things, this doesn't apply just to sports, but facet of life. In my experience, this is the greatest predictor of success there is. It's what sets the best apart from the rest. It's what drives the constant need for improvement-- that push to become the best you can be. It's what we call "The Champion's Mindset."
Today I'd like to briefly discuss an article I came across, titled Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards, by Jane E. Brody with the NY Times. The article is based on research in exercise and motivation done by Dr. Michelle Segar, director of the University of Michigan Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center (Go Blue!). I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Segar and I'm really excited about the research SHARP is doing, and I think it can make a huge impact in helping people initiate and maintain exercise. I'd recommend reading the article, and considering its implications as you head into the weekend.