Marietta, GA – Neutral thinking
Living in the present moment is something we have to accept and embrace if we are going to become significant.
We can’t change the past and the future is yet to come so we can only control NOW, the present. Trevor Moawad www.MoawadConsultingGroup.com is a performance coach that has worked with some of the world’s top athletes. In his new book, “It takes what it takes”, he explains what differentiates the champions from merely the exceptional.
Elite performers focus on the NOW. The present. What specifically needs to be done next. The next drive, putt, play, etc. Not dwelling on the past but what needs to happen next, neither positive or negative because it doesn’t matter. What exactly needs to be done now to get to the desired result.
When Tiger Woods stands over a putt, his only focus is the decisions that need to be made in the present moment to make the current shot. He’s not thinking about any previous hits because he will analyze them later with his team. He can’t go back and correct any previous shots. String enough good decisions with execution and he will be in contention. That’s neutral thinking.
We should live our lives the same way. Our entire life is a continuous stream of present decisions. Our choices define us. We can beat ourselves up for poor behavior in the past but we can’t change what happened. We can only change what happens next. Neither positive thinking or negative thinking should cloud our thoughts on what we should do next. Live in the present moment and make good choices now.