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Every time I shoot, I see myself making game-winning shots

May 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

"You have to be focused, you have to understand the moment, the clock, and basically think without thinking and just shoot it," Davis said. "Every time I shoot, I see myself making game-winning shots. If you see it, you believe it. You shoot millions of shots like that, and every time you shoot it, you believe you’re going to make it. And when I shot it, I didn’t even hesitate. It was just a feel."  – Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Boston Celtics

I’m not a Boston Celtics fan. But, this is a great quote from Glen Davis, who made the game-winning shot as time expired last night against the Orlando Magic.

Are you starting a new venture, running a project toward the finishing line, or trying to get a job? There are a lot you can learn from the quote:

  1. be laser focused on your goal
  2. be present
  3. believe in yourself, and see in your mind that you’re achieving your goal before you actually achieve it

If you can master these 3 priceless principles, you will experience huge improvement in you life and career.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cecille Carmela // May 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Just want to add up here.. according to the Reader's Digest, those who practice “mentally” than those who practice “physically” have higher chances of winning the game. They have conducted an experiment in which one group is about to shoot the ball using their minds, while the other group literally shoots the ball on the basket. The results show that those who mentally practiced the game have high results. But I'm not saying that we all should just practice in the mind. Each goal should be accompanied with action. What I'm just trying to say is that nothing is impossible in our minds. Our imagination is only the limit.

    Thanks 😉

  • 2 Cecille Carmela // May 29, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Just want to add up here.. according to the Reader's Digest, those who practice “mentally” than those who practice “physically” have higher chances of winning the game. They have conducted an experiment in which one group is about to shoot the ball using their minds, while the other group literally shoots the ball on the basket. The results show that those who mentally practiced the game have high results. But I'm not saying that we all should just practice in the mind. Each goal should be accompanied with action. What I'm just trying to say is that nothing is impossible in our minds. Our imagination is only the limit.

    Thanks 😉

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