Many athletes dream of being the best, but few have what it takes to BE the best. What separates the best from the rest? The best isn't always the strongest, fastest, or the one in the best shape. Studies have shown that "the best" is almost always the one that thinks he/she is the best. Champions almost always have what I call a Gold Mind. The mind of a winner. The one with the fewest doubts and the biggest belief in themselves.
How does someone develop this attitude? It doesn't just happen. It takes work, lots of work. Developing a Gold Mind is knowing in your heart that you have done everything you can to be the best. Knowing that you have worked harder in all aspects of your sport. Gold Minds are not a natural quality in any one person. Like anything else, you have to develop this skill. Some key factors that I have found that work to develop a Gold Mind are: