Many of you have likely seen the most elite pilots in the world perform. The Blue Angels are the highlight of many air shows all around the country and they are the top .01% of pilots in the world. They fly at amazing speeds and do so at less than three feet apart. Just one tiny mistake or miscalculation can spell tragedy.
I had the pleasure of hearing John Foley, a former Blue Angels pilot, speak several months ago. He had some incredible stories, remarkable insight and quite an inspirational message. During the presentation John talked about a preparation technique that the Blue Angels do before they perform. Any guesses what it might be? To find out take a look at the following clip from the 00:30 mark to the 01:15 mark. And a special thank you to the kind people at John Foley’s organization for allowing me to share this with you!
Yep, the technique is the visualization mind body technique! Did you guess right? So many of the most accomplished people in the world, from fighter pilots, to business leaders, to great athletes tout the tremendous benefits of “warming up their minds” with the technique of visualization.
The next time you have to perform at your best, take time to warm up your mind by visualizing yourself performing flawlessly.
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance