Don MacNaughton Coaching

The Importance of Aligned Thoughts and Action

 “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali

In sport, it takes total commitment to realise your full potential. To attract positive outcomes, all of your thoughts and actions must be focused on achieving your ultimate goal all of the time, because achieving a top performance revolves around being able to attract the positive things into your life that will help you to be your best.

Like attracts like.

Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.

In other words, if you’re in a negative state of mind, your  emotions will be negative and it is  harder to achieve your outcomes in life

Positive outcomes are generated by positive thoughts, but becoming the best you can be takes more than a positive thought here and there when things are going well. To succeed, you need to believe in yourself as a success all of the time, even when things are not going your way.

Winners become winners because they’re not afraid to lose.

They accept that failure is an option, but they focus on the positive lessons that can be learned from a negative experience. It takes self-belief and a will to win to become a champion, but nobody wins all the time, so getting to the top takes a positive mental attitude and an ability to learn from every experience, win or lose, and then move on. Dwelling on negative happenings keeps you stuck in a negative state of mind…

Negativity attracts negativity.

The late great Muhammad Ali is a famous example of the power of positive thinking. He certainly didn’t lack self-belief, but he knew that the positive energy he sent out through his words would bring him positive returns. Like attracts like, but it’s not just what you say that matters, it’s what you believe and what you do that attracts positive outcomes.

Ali was as famous for what he said as he was for what he achieved in boxing, but as he put it… “Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say. It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”

Thinking about how great you are or telling everyone else how great you are is not enough to attract positive outcomes unless you believe those thoughts and words. To succeed, positive thoughts need to fuel positive actions. When your thoughts are positive, the actions you take are positive, and positive actions bring positive outcomes.

Positive efforts attract positive returns.

Like attracts like. If you’re sending out positive energy, you attract positive energy in return, and if you’re sending out negative energy, you attract negative energy in return. Actions fuelled by positive thoughts are positive efforts that will keep you moving forward. Actions fuelled by negative thoughts are negative efforts, and negative efforts keep you stuck where you are.

To be the best you can be, use your mind as a magnet and make sure every thought and every action is attracting the outcomes you want. Be your best, do your best, give your best, and you will attract the best.

Don MacNaughton is a High-Performance Coach and has worked tirelessly to help clients achieve success in the world of sport and business over the past 15 years.   The next, highly popular, NLP Diploma and Life Coaching Certificate course starts in April 2019.  Click here for more information or to sign up.

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