Article provided by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance
How do you maximize your potential as an athlete while finding your own unique path to a happy, productive life as a soccer player? It all begins with what you say and believe about your abilities.
Believe What You Say
Make a list of positive statements that deal with areas where you are struggling and say those out loud every day. As you reaffirm who you are, your mindset will slowly begin to change. You’ll start believing in your abilities and you’ll stop being afraid to move into unfamiliar areas.
The thing about success is that it often holds a different meaning for different people. One person may consider success to be graduating from a prestigious college, while another might believe success is becoming a soccer star.
If you came from a family of over-achievers who all became doctors and lawyers, then you may go through life with a certain expectation levied against you. If a person from a family like this breaks away and becomes an artist, the other family members may scorn them. On the other hand, if you grew up in a family of artists and musicians and you decide to become a lawyer, you’ll be the odd one out.
How and where we grow up is key to our life choices. This is one of those basic elements that you just can’t run away from. Though you can certainly break out of the poverty lifestyle that you grew up in … and many have done this … it will still affect your mindset and many of the decisions you make throughout your life.
You must realize the importance of kicking those negative thoughts aside and believing that you are good enough to be in the game.
With many years as a well-known spiritualist leader and teacher in her field, Zhang Xinyue is known for a variety of achievements. Her creation of the Abundance system aims to promote a meaningful and straight forward approach to life’s philosophical issues. In 2012 she wrote her best-selling book Create Abundance. The book is a collection of quotes containing words of wisdom on how to develop body-mind-spirit cultivation.
Her book was released initially in Chinese, but it is also available in English and other languages now. A second version of the book has also recently been released.