Bottom of the ninth, two outs, winning run on third, the batter steps up to the plate and strikes out, ending the game. What is going through his mind while he is waiting for that last pitch? Is it the argument he had with his friend that morning, the three straight strikeouts he had before this one or maybe he has a sick child at home. The key, he wasn’t focused on the moment at hand.
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WHY DO WE LOVE “THE UNDERDOG” SO MUCH?
Posted On March 20th, 2013
It’s March Madness and the NCAA Tournament is well underway.
Stories of teams that made it in and those that "should have" can be heard from internet chat rooms to the corporate board room.
And of course, everyone is predicting which team will be this year’s version of the "Cinderella" story.
You know, that team that defies all logic and reason and succeeds deep into the tournament with the kind of success unimaginable to all of us watching.
In 1966, Coach Don Haskins steered his Texas Western men’s basketball team to...
When the Kansas Jayhawks won the National Championship in Basketball a couple of years ago, the game went into overtime and Coach Self designed a play that gave the ball to Mario Chalmers, who was having a horrible game, barely making any of his baskets thus far. Mario made that final shot to win the National Championship. When asked after the game, why he would give the ball to Mario rather than a player who was having a great game, Coach Self replied that Mario had no memory!
Every moment is its own history and every great player trains themselves to begin each moment as if there is no moment prior or after. If you bring the emotional memory of a previous moment forward, you put yourself at risk of not completely focussing and experiencing the moment you are in.