Want to become a successful baseball player? The choice is ours. However Psychologist Shawn Achor may just change how you approach the the game!
Stating, “We believe we should work hard in order to be happy [and be successful]…,”
Example: We believe if we take more and more BP we will have a high batting average, therefore we will be happy; we will be successful.
But, as you will soon find out, that approach is WRONG!! Our approach is actually Backward’s.
He went onto say it’s “happiness [that] inspires us to be more productive [to be successful].”
Before you think I am playing with your mind, [well, in a sense I guess I am] it’s all about Dopamine. Dopamine is a motivation molecule creating focus and concentration, while controlling the pleasure and reward centers of our brain. Simply put dopamine helps you focus on what it takes to be more confident, more successful and upbeat as an athlete.
Definitely dopamine is something every athlete should be aware of and know how to get it, and make it part of their everyday life. A mindset that will help you quit procrastinating, eliminate your focus on failure, and start viewing hiccups as an opportunity to improve as a player.
No need for supplements here, dopamine is something you can create on your own. All you need to do is change the way you think, change the ‘WHAT’ you focus on. Shawn Achor’s calls it, “Positive Psychology.”
Change the lens and focus on the positive and you will – Work Harder – Gain More Success – Be Happier. The challenge becomes, what does it take to rewrite your brain to operate more optimistically and operate more successfully. The challenge is what can you do to increase your use of your motivation molecule dopamine?
Try Shawn’s two (2) minutes a day formula focusing on five (5) things for the next 21 days and you will improve your approach to the game and how you play the game. You will successfully improve the way you play the game!
Identify three things you are grateful for – Seeing the world more positively
Post one positive thing you accomplished in the last 24 hours and RELIVE IT
Add an exercise program designed to help you play the game of baseball
Focusing on the game of baseball and and a particular task you are working on
Random Acts of Kindness:
Send one e-mail or text to and individual in your social network telling them Thanks.
Helping you Rewrite how you think as an athlete and it won’t be long before you will reap the rewards of becoming a more successful and optimistic baseball player.
Check out Shawn Achor’s video
Until next Blog Be Happy,