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May 23, 2024 - May 23, 2024   

How Powerful is The Mind? Asks Life & Business Coach Eric Gilston…

“I am no good at Maths”. How many times have you heard children tell you this? Guess what. They are no good at Maths, because not only are they telling you this, but they are also telling their subconscious mind. This being the good thing that it is then helps that child not to be good at Maths.

Solution. “Change begins with language”. Get your child to start saying “I am great at Maths”. This new message gets transferred into the subconscious mind, and if it starts hearing this message over and over, it starts to believe it, as does the child and watch the difference over time.

It is critical that if the child WANTS to be great at Maths and keeps repeating that message to him/herself, he/she will be great at Maths.  

The mind is so powerful that a certain gentleman by the name of Andy Murray, the British Number One Tennis Player, should take note. We all watch him play the most beautiful tennis, having the whole range of shots, and has beaten all those players ranked around him at some time. However, if my numbers are right, he has won two Grand Slam Tournaments, but in my opinion, should have won far more.

My personal view is that Andy Murray needs a Mind Coach. Why? When you watch him play, he allows certain situations that arise in the game, to take over his mind. Just watch his body language and his facial expressions when he gets annoyed with himself. He is being very kind to his opponent by telling them that he has lost focus and you can now take advantage of me, and win some points while I am focussed on myself as opposed to my game.

“If you want to change something in your life, you need to change something in your life”. So, my message to Andy Murray is simply to get a Mind Coach – I am available – and start working together to put some strategies in place to keep him focussed throughout those key matches of Semi-Finals or Finals in Grand Slam tournaments and he’ll not only go on to win that elusive third title, but many more.

Apologies to those of you who are not interested in sport, but there are so many examples of Sportspeople who show similar attributes to Andy. How many of you remember John Terry missing that penalty against Manchester United in a European Cup Final? His facial expression after that was present for quite a while. Other players miss penalties early on in games, and allow this to affect them for the rest of the match. The mind is so powerful.

Who is in charge of the mind? YOU. So, it’s up to you to change what you’re thinking, turn it into positive mode, and move forward.

My passion is coaching young people, mainly in groups in schools. Whether I am with them for one day or one week, I always tell them that, by the end of the day, they are going to find out things about themselves that they don’t know exists within them.

Throughout the day or week, they are involved in various exercises that are different to what they do at school, that allow them to use their minds in a different way to normal. They are in a relaxed atmosphere, with no pressure on them, and they can freewheel.   What they need to do is then transfer this to the normal school day to prove to themselves not only how powerful their mind is, but how good they truly are.

So for anyone who has read this article to this point, just start to believe how good you are at whatever you do, and don’t let anyone knock you back. Your mind is powerful. Make it work hard to help you move forward to great things.

Finally, just think about the functioning and development of the human baby that learns to speak by the age of two. How powerful is this?

If you would like to know more about THE MIND, then feel free to email me at eric@coachandcourses.com


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