This is something I heard very recently and it really changed my perspective on the way I have been framing issues in my mind. It is very easy to look at a situation and identify what is wrong with it and what difficulties it is causing.
However, the exact same situation can have a totally different meaning if you start focusing on the solution instead of the being stuck in the problem itself. You’ll be the most productive and optimistic once you realise that there is a solution. Then you’ve got to continuously remind yourself of this solution.
After a while, it’ll become second nature and you’ll be able to respond to situations positively and effectively. This will have a dramatic effect on the actions you take and how you feel on a day-to-day basis.
So say you haven’t been able to score any runs recently. That’s the problem. Generally when this happens you start to admit to yourself that you haven’t been performing, eventually reinforcing that idea until you keep thinking that you’re out of form. A shift in your mindset may help you get back into the scorebooks.
How is that done? I’m sure you could probably identify areas that are causing you to underperform. Now you take the time to identify what actions you can take right NOW, in the present that will assist in overcoming that problem.
So for instance, your stance is not working for you, you’re falling over and losing balance when playing shots. So what do you do? You stand in front of a mirror for 10 minutes a day focusing on a good calm stance. You practice moving your feet for 10 minutes a day. You work on your back lift. Slowly. Calmly.
Once you understand that you can work out solutions simply by breaking down tasks into smaller more manageable pieces, it’ll make things a lot easier for you. So from now on, you’re only allowed to work out solutions to everything. No complaining, no worrying. By focusing on the solutions, you are priming yourself for great success.