Picture This: The Power of Visualization

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Back when I played soccer, my dad–the soccer connoisseur of my family–always told me to visualize on game day. He’d joke and facetiously say, “Be the ball,” like you see in movies, but his words also held some sincerity. He told me that if I pictured myself running off the ball, having a great first touch, and kicking with firm precision, then I would better be able to actually accomplish those goals in the rush of a game. So on early Saturday mornings, with puffy eyes and fresh dew coating the landscape like a blanket, my parents drove me to my soccer games as I dreamt of little black and white balls in the back seat. And I felt ridiculous doing it. I can’t say for certain whether visualization ever improved my skill in a game, but I do know it has found an unexpected yet welcome home in other aspects of my life—and it should work its way into yours, too. Continue reading

New Year, Still New You?

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Hey, remember a while back when we entered 2018? And everybody was all excited for the New Year and starting fresh? If you’re like most people, you probably set some sort of goal for the New Year or promised to keep up with some resolutions. Yeah…that happened. Somehow, it’s already May! This year has just flown by. But today I wanted to take a little time to remind you of the goals you set for yourself—how are you doing? Have you accomplished them yet? Continue reading