Right before every game, my son's baseball team is called into a huddle to visualize. No talking, no listening, no words spoken. In this brief moment, thoughts of hitting, running, catching, batting, fielding, fly balls, singles, doubles, triples, home runs, outs, pitches, and *who knows what* are all racing through their minds. For all I know, one of them is thinking that he needs to double knot his shoe lace or he'll trip, or that he should have picked a grape Gatorade instead of orange. Reguardless, I often wonder about what each person thinks about for his own mental game. Do they have confidence in themselves or are they scared? Can they see themselves succeeding or do they see failure?
Austin commented after a game that something during the game happened that he had visualized before the game and that it works. Does it work? Can we visualize something and actually make it happen? Is it luck or coincidence or will power? If we want something bad enough can we achieve it? Of course we can!
Then I think of my own life. My family and friends. Are we taking enough time in our own busy lives to really sit, think, not talk or listen, just visualize? We should. We can. We can learn from our children.
All of us are capable of hitting a home run...in life... or on the field. We just have to see it. And then take a chance and swing.
(*On a side note, I visualized my house being cool again and guess what?? It is! Mr. Air Conditioner Man came through and this mama is a bit happier, and cooler!)