Law of Attraction Guide for Athletes
Being a huge fan and believer of the Law of Attraction is not enough. You ought to visualize it in the right way. If you know what visualization is, then you probably must be wondering whether the concept of sports visualization is true or not. Whether athletes can benefit from the visualization or it is just a myth?
Well, we are sure you must have heard plenty of incredible stories of athletes and sportspersons around the globe praising and narrating stories of effective visualisation techniques. Believe it or not, they are true and eminent athletes have achieved remarkable standards of success in Olympics and other sports tournaments due to visualization.
Before we ponder the topic of visualization techniques for athletes and how they can manifest sports dreams and desires with the Law of Attraction, let us first get into the basics.
What is Visualization?
Remember when you were a child, you didn’t have to force yourself to close your eyes and imagine the unbelievable happenings. You simply visualized it without any external force and believed in yourself that you could make them true. It could be cycling on hilly terrain, skiing, or skateboarding. You did it, right! But as you grow young, doubts start cropping up your mind. You believe more in others than you, and that’s how visualization led to the destruction of thoughts.
You imagine that you are not capable enough of the tournament or see yourself fumbling down in the race. Or you think that others are far better than you and you will never be good enough in front of them. In short, visualization becomes too hard for you to implement the Law of Attraction effectively. And that’s why we suggest you get rid of all the doubts and negativity and firmly believe in the LOA theory.
Negativity is the greatest obstacle in the path of athletes, and they have to get over it to achieve success. Negative thoughts tamper with your self-confidence and self-esteem, which is disastrous for an athlete’s career. When you replay all the terrible things that happened in your life, you remind yourself that you are not good enough. And you know, Like attracts Like, and that’s why you seek all the negative outcomes in your future races and tournaments.
Getting rid of negative thoughts cannot happen in a fortnight. It will take time. But when you do that, you will become an altogether different person and an achiever.
How does sports visualization work?
You won’t believe it, but there has been enough sports psychology research and studies done in this regard. When you imagine a scene or an act, your brain waves react in a way as if you are physically involved in the act. For instance, if you visualize yourself running fast, your brain waves will also react as if you are running on the track. When you envision consistently, your brain knows very well which signals to send your body to prepare yourself for the said sports event.
For instance, if you want to run at a certain speed with prime focus, your brain will send suitable signals to the body to run at the desired speed and also to your brain to be alert during the race. It could be any sport, even badminton doubles, or a solo recreational sport such as skiing. Your brain can register which signals to process and dispatch to your body and it will happen exactly as you had imagined.
Another important aspect to have in sports activities is belief in yourself. How does that happen? How do you firmly believe in your capabilities and not what others are saying? It all happens with continuous repetition or positive self-talk to yourself. When you visualize yourself being confident and believing in yourself, it is bound to happen in real life when you are on the ground or in the tournament.
How to utilize the Law of Attraction to achieve success in sports events?
The 1912 Olympic champion Jim Thorpe, the UFC champion Conor McGregor and a few eminent sports personalities have duly applied and been benefited from the Law of Attraction. They had consistently used the visualisation techniques even during their practice sessions (and even when they were not practicing) and earned tremendous success due to the same.
We would like to emphasize the example of Conor as he visualized his achievement, success, fame, lifestyle, and money as a UFC champion and gained it through the Law of Attraction. Though other sports athletes and personalities do not openly credit the law, Conor has specifically mentioned it in his interviews and appreciated its existence.
He talks about manifestation, gratitude, visualization, and the confidence he attracted into his life. If you want to manifest like Conor, keep reading this article.
Best tips to manifest sports goals or athletic progress
You can certainly go through the complete interviews of Conor McGregor but if you want a shortcut to sports success, then here are the tips that you can refer to and practice in your routine. You might feel that we are repeatedly talking about gratitude and affirmations, but friends, it is the key to manifestation. If you do it right, thank the Universe, and improve your self-talk, you can manifest your dreams and desires, including sports goals, quickly.
Now, let us get to the essential tips.
1. Affirm yourself positively
You are strong. You can do it. You are brave. You are successful. Yes, you have to repeat all this to yourself all the time. Affirmations are an effective tool in the Law of Attraction, and they help you enhance your overall mindset and reprogram it for sports success.
It always sounds silly when you repeat the nicest things to yourself. Sometimes, you even doubt yourself, ‘Can I really do it?’ But don’t worry. As you practice it daily and do it with emotions, you develop a feeling that you are capable and good enough.
We all have beliefs and thoughts rooted in us since childhood. Some have been shaped due to the incidents, and some have been forced or convinced by our family and friends. Unfortunately, not all thoughts and beliefs are good for our future. Hence, it becomes essential to reprogram your mind by reciting affirmations. Some people do not believe in the power of affirmations, but they really work.
For sports enthusiasts, affirmations will make your mind stronger. As you train your body in the gym or on the ground, you can work on your mindset with mindset. Remember how you do repetitions with weights or by running miles every day. Similarly, reciting affirmations every day will help you build your mindset naturally.
A sports-related affirmation could be as simple as “I love my training workouts” to something specific such as “I accomplish my sports dream.”
2. Say thank you to the Universe
Do sports persons need to express gratitude towards the Universe? How will it help? You need it. This is because you need to know how the Universe has helped you reach where you are already. Even if you have a sports dream, you are at the right place now, and this is all because of the Universe’s blessings. Hence, you need to send frequent reminders to the Universe that you are thankful to it for sending all the blessings along the way.
It is okay to be aspirational, but when you become too ambitious, you forget all the good and positive things you have in your life. You might need to prove yourself by winning that Gold Medal at the next tournament, but it doesn’t infer you are not good enough now. You are in a much better position now, all healthy and strong to participate in the competition, and this is why you should be grateful towards the Universe.
As you climb the ladder of athletic success, you need to celebrate each milestone you conquer. With gratitude, you can emit the highest vibration in the world and be at par with the Universe. As you thank, the Universe will bless you with more reasons to thank it again. So, when you are grateful for your personality traits, such as your arm strength or your limbs, the Universe will be happy to bless you with more strength and courage. Understand that it is a loop, and you should keep it intact.
3. Be Imaginative
Visualization – this is what we have been emphasizing in this article. When you visualize, you make it possible. However, you should not be stressing yourself to imagine. It should happen in a completely relaxed manner. For instance, you can visualize when you are about to sleep at night or when you have free time in the evening. You should not be visualizing when you workout or your trainer is giving you the requisite instructions. Too much stress will not help in a good visualizing experience.
Moreover, you do not have to keep all the details perfect. Just be sure that you are confident and happy when you visualize. You should not self-doubt or doubt the Universe when you imagine the action taking into shape. Just enjoy the process, be excited and happy for the sports event you are looking forward to and planning for.
Often, visualization is compared to daydreaming, but in the former, you evoke emotions and believe in yourself. Daydreaming is a vague term and can be misinterpreted as not taking proper action steps. Hence, we suggest using the right word, and that is visualization.
4. Build a healthy mindset
A healthy mindset calls for positivity, good nurturing thoughts and memories, and better insights into the future. It rules out all negative thoughts that block your way to success. When you are positive about your sports goals, you can manifest quicker and better. Imagine being negative, complaining about what you do, and trying to visualize a better picture. Yes, everything contradicts each other.
You should surround yourself with optimistic people who bring you up and raise your spirits. Listen to motivational music and podcasts that heal you from within and keep you on track all the time.
5. Share with close ones
Sharing your goals and desires with others is a kind of visualization technique. You are happy, excited, cheerful, and pleasant when you share your desires with someone close. You narrate them minutely as if they are happening with you.
However, you do not have to share with negative and toxic people who pull you down. If you have a reliable sports coach, share with him openly. He should understand you, listen to you and keep you motivated. You can even find a close relative or a family member, or a friend who is patient and understanding about your sports goals.
Telling a random person is not okay as you won’t be sure whether they support your goals and dreams or not. Hence find a trusted person.
When you narrate, ensure that you use the right words and are excited and happy about your goals. You shouldn’t end your narration with, “I know that is not going to happen” or “I don’t believe it will happen with me.”
6. Take action
As we say, Law of Attraction is incomplete without Action, you need to adhere to your training schedule. The Law of attraction does not say you not to take action; it says to believe in your action. Hence, action is unavoidable; you have to do it.
With the Law of Attraction, your physical training schedule will be in alignment with your mental strength. When both the energies are in the same direction, manifestation takes place. So, just take care of this alignment, and you will find achieving sports goals easily.
In a nutshell, sports goals are easily achievable with the Law of Attraction and its powerful visualization technique. Learn from the world champions and start visualizing from today to manifest your deepest sports desires and dreams! We are sure the above essential tips will help you in the process.