Yoda’s School for Mental Toughness Jedi
I loved the original Star Wars when I was a kid.
Especially the scenes where Yoda trains Luke to become a Jedi.
Go figure. As it turns out, that Jedi stuff is pretty close to Mental Toughness training.
So let’s see what we can learn from Master Yoda:
“Unlearn what you have learned.”
Whenever I get started with a new client, first thing we have to do is wipe out everything he thinks he knows about Mental Toughness.
Then we use NRW to wipe out all the bad habits, thoughts and emotions stuck in the body tension.
Wipe the slate, unlearn what you’ve learned, and you’re well on the way to true Mental Toughness.
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
The root of every problem with performance is fear.
Call it whatever you want: nerves, stress, tension, yips, anxiety. It’s all just primal survival fear, locked up in your nervous system.
No matter how complicated a performance problem seems, the root is always simple.
And if you want to really make something happen, you have to follow the chain reaction all the way back to its root.
And then pull the root out, once and for all.
“A Jedi’s strength flows from the force.”
True dominance, true Mental Toughness isn’t about making things happen.
It’s about allowing.
As you dissolve those tensions, you release a hyper-potent life force within you.
That life force moves you. Gradually, you learn to let go and trust it. The more you do that, the more you get in the Zone. And you become far more powerful than you ever could by holding that death grip of tension, and trying to force everything.
“Do, or do not. There is no try.”
A personal favorite.
If you’re gonna do something, do it.
Nothing works unless you do.
Didn’t matter how wise and powerful Yoda was. If Luke didn’t do the work, Luke didn’t get the results.
Same goes for you.
Of course, here in the ‘real world,’ we can’t all fly off to Degobah for a Master Yoda Jedi Training Retreat.
We gotta somehow fit all this in to an active life.
Hence, the Tension Blaster Workouts. You just add em to your training regimen like you would any other workout.
Do the work, and your inner Yoda takes care of the rest.
It may not help you lift an X-Wing out of a swamp with your mind.
But increase your Mental Toughness, it will: