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I have been listening to a wonderful speaker lately, by the name of Graham Cooke.  A lot of his teachings have to do with our reframing ourselves.  Rather than seeing ourselves as starting from a place of weakness, defeat, sin, etc., we need to have a different mindset.

We need to start viewing ourselves as, Cooke says, in the image that God sees us.  That image is of us strong, victorious, righteous, and right with God.  Once we have that mindset, we will act accordingly.

During mat chats with students and team members, we often talk about seeing ourselves as champions prior to competing.  We talk about seeing ourselves as having already won, as being victorious.  Because we see ourselves in that light, our behaviors and training need to match the image.

So, we are beginning to train and learn like champions.  Rather than causing us to slack, this mindset pushes us to reach higher, to train smarter, and to give our best.  It’s making a difference.  Our focus is better, our training is more precise, and it’s a lot more fun.  It’s much harder, but it’s so much better.

So, what’s stopping you from having this image? Yeah, easier said than done.  Most good things and habits are.  But why not start today?  It’s so much better!

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