The present is the source of the past and the future. It is the present that determines the past. The present is the only time to which we have direct access. It is the only one that can be shared with others, and therefore the only one that is concrete and true.
For the past and the future are simply time that we each represent in our heads and to which only we have real access. I like to say that yesterday no longer exists and that tomorrow will never exist, because when tomorrow is here, we will be today.
If you want to know what the future holds for you, just look at your thoughts today: they are the promise of tomorrow.
“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow. “Robert T. Kiyosaki
But there are those who live in the future and for whom the present is there for a test run. They live thinking: “One day I will finally be this or that and I will finally have this or that”. But, one day, you won’t be here, and neither will I! Is it necessary to repeat that there is only one justice on earth: we all die.
But until then, we can afford to live… without waiting. For those who have accumulated a large number of failures in the past, they believe that they can never succeed in the future.
On the contrary, if you have experienced failures, but they are different, and the same ones don’t happen again, then you accumulate knowledge about what not to do, which finally brings you closer to success.
It is important to learn the lessons of the past, but we must not let these experiences hold back our momentum for the future.
If you are living in the past, it is time for you to take on new challenges without looking back. Anchor yourself in the present and, without waiting, simply do what you think is best for each moment.
The pleasure and pride of having succeeded will give you wings. Your self-esteem will grow and your mental and physical health will be better than ever.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it. ” – Peter Drucker
In concrete terms, this means that when you play a game, if you are thinking about yesterday’s game, or about school, or about your friends, you are not in the present.
If you’re thinking about the end of the game, the next one you’ll play, what you’ll do tonight, you’re not in the moment either. Your mind is occupied with other things and your game may be affected.
Every athlete wants to be in their zone. When you’re 100% present, you’re not distracted by what’s going on outside, that’s what athletes call the zone.
Of course, this state requires special conditions to achieve and maintain it. Thus, individuals seem to concentrate better when the task is a little more demanding, which prevents boredom from setting in. However, if it is too difficult, they become anxious.
Fluidity appears in those delicate zones between boredom and anxiety (according to Golman and Csikszentmihalyi). You have to channel your emotions towards the goal.
Every sport, regardless of its nature or form, requires that a particular and targeted emotional state be achieved, either in the preparation phase for the competition or during the event itself. It is essential to find that state that will allow you to tune in to the achievement of optimal performance. You also have to learn to get rid of anxiety and to like the pressure.
That’s how you get into his zone.