The Five Traits Of A Championship Mindset
Think about a big, audacious goal you have. If you want to make it happen, you must think like a champion. You can't waver or only go for it halfway. To make your vision a reality, you have to go all in.
Trent Shelton, a former NFL wide receiver who now works as a globally recognized speaker, has learned how to create possibilities for himself and how to lead his life with a championship mindset. In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share Shelton's five traits to win in your own way.
1. Commitment. According to Shelton, the first key trait of a winning mindset is the ability to stay loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you. To stay committed, you must have a reason of meaning, says Shelton. Your reason has to mean something to you. When you have a real reason, you will not give up.
2. Discipline. Get good at saying no to the things that do not move you toward your yes. Shelton says that in a winning mindset, you will choose to give up some things that you are used to having. You will choose to do some things that you are not used to, because that choice is going to lead to something greater. Champions are strategic in what they do as well as what they allow in their life and outside of it. Some of the strategies around discipline may be changing your environment, because it is vital in your success.
3. Consistency. Anchor your actions in greatness so that on a daily basis you produce nothing less than your very best. It is not enough to be committed and disciplined if you are not consistent, says Shelton. Think of a weight loss journey. You can be committed to your purpose of getting healthier, but still only work out sometimes. You can replace all the junk food in your pantry with healthy options, but still only eat right sometimes. Sometimes might be only when you are inspired or motivated. And sometimes is not going to get you results. Sometimes is not going to change your life. You have to show up regardless of how it feels.
4. Faith. Shelton encourages others to believe the odds are beatable even when the odds say it is impossible. Trust the process. What you are working on is not going to change immediately. Yes, you have been going through the pain, putting in the work and you keep doing it. But you don't necessarily know when the winning moment will come. A gardener has faith in the process of gardening. They know they need to plant the seed, take care of it and be patient. Have faith like the gardener and know that if you do the work necessary, stay committed and consistent, then at some point the results will show up.
5. Heart. Find the strength to give more even when everything else in your mind is telling you that you have nothing left. Heart is looking at life like a marathon, according to Shelton. Those who win marathons use each one of these traits in the race. They are committed. They train and eliminate distractions. They know they can't sprint to an easy win, so they put faith in every step, until toward the very end they must pull from everything they have to get through the finish line. You will reach that point where you have done everything you can, your back is against the wall and you feel like you have nothing left to give. This is the moment you break through and create new limits you did not think possible.
Want to do more than you thought you could do? Start shifting into a championship mindset and close the gap between vision and reality.
Source: Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver who is now considered one of the most impactful speakers of his generation. He reaches over 60 million people weekly through hard-hitting videos.