match commitment with expectancy
Wanting is conscious. Expecting is unconscious and requires a follow through on a commitment but it won't automatically mean you will win or conquer. However, without expectancy, you also don't have the staying power when shit hits the fan.
Have a strong sense of expectancy but focus on the process now to reduce the pressure when things don't go your way.
An example that Mark gives in his book:
"When asked if people could achieve high stock returns right after a class, only 1/100 people raised their hand. When asked if they could bake a lemon cake after being presented a recipe, almost everyone raised their hand. The question for the stock scenario is "why didn't I raise my hand?" It reflects your true belief that you can actually do something."
Similarly, if I roll with a lower belt and ask, "can I submit this person?" I would raise my hand. If I roll with a competitive black belt and ask "can I submit this person?" I wouldn't raise my hand. But if I did raise my hand, even if I don't in the moment submit the black belt, I have infinitely more chance to do so in the now and in the present.
In order to build this expectancy:
- revisit and feel-imagery past successes
- select for positive experiences over negative ones
- ensure your commitment is on par with your expectancy
- enjoy the present process
Source: Mindset Secrets for Winning by Mark Minervini
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