In our Constructing the Mind of a Champion youth sports program we teach kids Mindfulness practices to help them perform at their best in pressure-filled situations. Well, there are not many situations in sports more pressure-filled than being up to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning, losing 3-0 with the bases loaded, 2 outs, and a 2-2 count on you. Yet, that was the exact situation David Bote of the Chicago Cubs found himself in on Sunday night and he did THIS!
My sister sent me an article that was written last week about Bote. In it he is quoted as saying, "Just really honing in on being present and focus your breath and being able to control the things you can control and practicing mindfulness and being able to catch your mind drifting and bring it back," he said. "All sorts of incredible skills to practice so that when you are in there with the game on the line in the ninth inning, you're not overwhelmed by the situation because you've practiced to get back to where you need to be on this pitch."
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance