Mental Conditioning with Scott Wimberly

January 12, 2019

Competition

You’re not competing with anyone else, ever again. They’re going to have to compete against you.

Being a Champion means raising the standard and never stop raising it. You are the one who others are measuring up against. You set the bar. You don’t compare yourself to anyone else. You are the one that others compare themselves too. This means that you never settle again. It means you never give up. You make the rules that others follow. Being unstoppable is not easy but nothing worth doing is easy. You are relentless in what you do. You will never regret the work that you put into being a Champion. You have what it takes to be the best. Don’t back away now. You were created to be the difference in peoples’ lives. Are you ready to be great?

January 11, 2019

Getting Close

Whenever life gets difficult and it seems like the intensity has been turned up, that’s a sign you are closer to being a Champion.

When those lies are in your mind, when you’re tempted to get discouraged or feel like throwing in the towel, that’s not the time to back down. That’s the time to dig your heels in and put on a new attitude because you are closer to your victory. Maybe you’ve had a lot of things come against you. It seems like the more you try the worse it gets. You’re doing the right thing, but the wrong thing is happening. The easy thing is to say, “Forget it. I don’t have to put up with this.” “This marriage is never going to work.” “I’ll never be able to raise this child.” Or, “I don’t like this job.” No, instead of getting discouraged, instead of going around sour and bitter, you need to say, “I’ve come too far to stop now. I’ve been through too much to back down. I realize the reason the intensity has been turned up is because I’m about to experience my victory!” Keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping and stay strong even when the intensity gets turned up! How intense is your life today?

January 10, 2019

Your Level

Your strategy is to make everyone else get on your level; you’re not going down to theirs.

As a Champion you are always wanting to bring others up. However, there will be those that want you to come down to theirs. Not everyone will go to the next level. They will try to convince you to settle where they are at. This is not you though. You are unstoppable, there is no settling in you. A Champion never is complacent with where they are in life. You will help others to come up to your level though. As you are working in your purpose take time to bring others up to your level. A Champion never settles. Being unstoppable means you are always looking for ways to get better and to help those around you. Don’t allow those that don’t want to be the best discourage you from being your best. Being a Champion is a special thing. Don’t take it for granted ever. Everyone has the ability but so few go to that level. You are one that will go to that level and keep on going. Are you bringing others up to your level today?

January 9, 2019

Accomplish Your Goals

We all have goals that we want to accomplish and situations we’re believing will turn around.

But so often when it’s taking a long time, the negative thoughts come that say, “It’s never going to change.” “You’re never going to get well.” “You’re never going to get out of debt.” “That child is never going to straighten up.” If we’re not careful, we’ll get discouraged and end up just settling where we are. Many times, we miss out on the best because we gave up too soon. Just another few days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, or another few months of standing strong. Don’t get discouraged. Your day is coming. When you’re tempted to get down and things are not going your way, you need to keep telling yourself, “This may be hard. It may be taking a long time, but I know I got this, and I’m going to keep believing, knowing that my day is on its way!” Never give up on yourself. You have Champion qualities inside you. Are you ready to accomplish your goals today?

January 8, 2019

The Dark Side

Truly relentless people–Champions–are unstoppable, with dark sides that refuse to be taught to be good.

When we talk about a Champion’s dark side, we don’t mean they are evil. But there is a side to every great person that I have ever known that could be described as their dark side. This is the side of them that you never see. This is the place that they go that no one else knows about. It is their greatness. That is what we mean by they refuse to be taught good. Not good and bad, but good and great. But to a Champion, good is bad because they are striving for greatness. To be the best isn’t good enough. They desire to be the greatest ever at what they do and who they are. So to be taught to be only good is not going to happen. They want to be taught to be relentless, unstoppable, a Champion. If you wonder if you are a Champion in the making, check and see if you are developing a dark side. Do you have a dark side today?

January 7, 2019

Willingness to be Uncomfortable

What greatness really requires is a willingness to be uncomfortable.

We talk a lot in Sports Psychology about being comfort being uncomfortable. To be a Champion you are going to be uncomfortable quite a lot. You are going to have to do the things that others won’t do. Why won’t others do them? Because they are not comfortable being uncomfortable. People that choose to be average don’t want to sacrifice to be the best. To be unstoppable means you have to put in the hard work, the time, the dedication. Being uncomfortable becomes your new comfort zone. Taking your game to the next level is going to require you to go to the next level too. It will require you to be relentless in your training. It doesn’t matter what it is you’re doing. You have to out work your opponent. When they get uncomfortable and quit, you’re just getting started. Are you willing to be comfortable being uncomfortable today?

January 6, 2019

Challenges of Life

We’ve all had seasons when the challenges of life feel overwhelming.

During those times, it’s tempting to talk about how bad things are. Maybe you received a bad medical report, or maybe you’re facing a financial situation. But the more you talk about something, the bigger it becomes in your mind. Instead, you’ve got to dig your heels in and say, “No, I am not going to give life to that defeat. I am not going to speak sickness over myself. I’m not going to speak lack. I’m not going to speak fear. I’m choosing a different report. I believe the truth about my life. I am a Champion. I am relentless. I am unstoppable!” Remember, even if you don’t see how things could ever work out, don’t quit. You’ve got to speak to those situations in your life. You got this! Start today speaking the Champion truth about your life. Take charge of your destiny. You only have one shot in your life, make it count. What are you speaking over your life today?

January 5, 2019

Your Baggage

What’s happened in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future.

Where you’re going is much more significant than where you’ve been. But if you stay focused on the past, you’ll get stuck where you are. This is the reason a lot of people don’t have joy or enthusiasm for life. They’re dragging around all of this negative baggage from the past. Somebody offended them last week, and they’ve got that stuffed in their resentment bag. Last month, they lost their temper and said some things they shouldn’t have. They’ve got that in their guilt and condemnation bag. Ten years ago, they lost a friend. They still don’t understand it. They’ve got that hurt and pain in their disappointment bag. They carry around their bag of regrets, all the things they wished they would have done differently. Life is too short to live that way. Learn to travel light. Every morning when you first get up, forgive the people that did you wrong the day before. Forgive your spouse for what they said. At the start of the day, let go of the disappointments, the setbacks from yesterday. Start every morning fresh and new. God did not create you to carry around all that baggage. Let it go and move forward in the life of blessing He has in store for you. Are you ready to let go of the baggage?

January 4, 2019

Your Prep

Repetition alone doesn’t bring rewards; it is the quality of preparation thats brings quality performance.

You can do something over and over again, but if you are doing it wrong, it will always be wrong. The quality of your repetitions is what will take you to the next level. Take the time to get it right. The only short cut is to get it right the first time and then keep repeating the process. Most people aren’t going to put in the time and hard work of quality preparation. They measure once and have to go look for another piece of wood when they cut wrong. Making sure your preparation is of the highest quality will assure that you don’t have to stop and go looking. Make sure there is excellence in all that you do. Being a Champion takes Champion-like preparation. No one said being unstoppable would be easy. It’s not easy, but worth the work that you put into become the best at what you do. Is your preparation of Championship quality?

January 3, 2019

Encourage Yourself

Some people are discouraged because they don’t know how to encourage themselves.

Don’t spend your life waiting for someone else to pick you up, encourage you and get you going. Be a self encourager. Learn to speak words of encouragement to yourself. Each day when you wake up, start the day by speaking positive, encouraging words to yourself. No one has to hear it, but you need to. You hear every word you say. You “hear” every thought you have too. Use your words and thoughts to help you in your daily life. As we get this new year started, let’s start it off right. Begin the new year by encouraging yourself. You will then see it spread to others. When you are encouraged you will be an example others will follow. Change your perspective and attitude about yourself, your family, your friends and see your complete life change for the better. Be a self encourager today. Are you speaking words of encouragement to yourself every day?