Visualization & Mental Preparation
Much of the success literature is focus on visualizing outcomes, the good things I will come from your efforts. However, I have found that once you have a money machine or a means of earning or progressing, what is more important visualizing the challenges. Being able to visualize the challenges and experience them in a visceral way allows you to build up tolerance for inevitable problems and the ability to deal with those challenges as they come.
As you go through this visualizations, the most critical thing to do is ask yourself is: When _____ happens what am I going to do? How am I going to react? If you can master these problems before they inevitably occur, you will sail through these problems.
I visualize getting hit hard by life, getting hit hard in the boxing ring. And I visualize continuing on the path. if you’ve ever started boxing or you look at amateur boxers who are new to the sport, you notice when they take a flurry of punches, they start swinging crazy, or they start retreating, or they start like wanting to quit, or they hit the canvas and they don’t get up. A trained boxer expects to get hit. A real man expects life to have challenges. So a trained boxer, when they start taking punches, they cover up. They know how to block, they expect it. Why? Because they train for it. They’ve been through it physically. They’ve been through it mentally.
- Meditation is when you’re asking yourself. Meditation is when you’re saying: I can do this.you’re talking to your damn self saying “Marquett, you’re a bad motherfucker and I need you to get all of your energy together to achieve the following goal.”
Meditation is when you talk to your damn self, absolutely you need to pray but you damn sure better meditate too and talk to your God damn self talk to the God inside of yourself. You’re a bad motherfucker. Remind yourself of who you are and demand of yourself that you get the job done. You might pray. That’s all well and good, but don’t forget to meditate. I always make sure that I meditate.
One of the themes of Boss University is simplicity and speed. Understand that taking action is always very important and that we are not make things more complex than they need to be. You can meditate from where you are sitting now. You can meditate laying in bed. Meditation is more a mental exercise than a physical exercise so do not make it more complex than it needs to be.