There's a Mental Fitness Solution for Every Problem!
If you're fit in your head, you can deal with anything!
The main purpose of the mental fitness program and coaching is to take you where you can't get by yourself!
One of the purposes of this blog is to apply sports psychology to problems in everyday living. Today, I'm going to tell you about a catchy phrase used by the U of M basketball coaches. A phrase that could resolve marital conflict.
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Remember the story about David and Goliath. Let me tell you about a modern-day David. His name is Zack Novak. He is a guard playing forward for the University of Michigan basketball team.
Ron Beard from the Detroit News wrote an article entitled "size disadvantage is not a new feeling for U of M's Zack Novak". Zack Novak is only is 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He usually is defendant and playing against people 6 inches or more taller than he is. And surprisingly, he is unbelievably successful against the giants in basketball land.
Bob Wojnowski put It This Way, "Zack Novak puts fire in the Wolverines". According to Bob, "You need all elements to win, and that's why a 6-foot4 junior lefty, who wasn't even sure you get a shot at college basketball can be an impact guy, in his own way. Novak isn't just a throwback, he's a throwdown, willing to do whatever's required. He plays power forward against players half a foot taller, but is a shooter by trade and a leader by necessity."
Can you believe it! Novak leads the team in rebounding. Zack and his team have done remarkably well. The team was predicted to come in last in the Big Ten and now is in the NCAA tournament facing the mighty Duke.
What is the secret of Zack Novak success?
"You just believe in yourself and if you believe in yourself good things will happen".
All of us can defeat our giants, if we believe in ourselves!
Remember, We Play within the Game Created by Our Choices!
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The word helicopter has been used for more than the flying machine. It is been used to describe parents who hover over their children in order to monitor every aspect of their lives.
The problem with helicopter parents are that they overprotect their children, who never learn how to be responsible and independent. Their children have "learned helplessness". These children expect their parents to solve their problems. They do not have to put forth any energy to solve their own problems or actualize their goals.
Helicopter parents create dysfunctional children, who never learn how to take the controls over their own lives. Helicopter children raised by helicopter parents become dependent and weak. They do not learn how to be independent and self-sufficient. They are entitled children, who are on course for failure.
Helicopter parents care for their children but unwittingly keep them as perpetual children.
Is president Obama like a helicopter parent?
Is President Obama's ideology, purpose and programs going to create independent and responsible Americans or Helicopter Citizens who have become helplessly dependent upon the government to make their lives better?
Is President Obama encouraging and reinforcing independent and responsible behavior from American citizens or is he nurturing programs to make people more dependent and less responsible for their behavior.
is America being transformed into the nation of "learned helplessness"? Or is America being transformed into the nation of the free and self-directed?
These questions are important to consider on a national level, but also on a very personal level. Are you waiting for a helicopter parent or president to solve your problems? Or are you wanting to solve your problems and achieve your dreams without the interference of a hovering presence who wants to control your existence?
From a mental fitness perspective, it is very important to learn to depend on yourself for solving your problems and reaching your goals rather than expecting someone to rescue and save you!
Remember, You Will Live within the Body, Environment and Country Created by Your Choices!