How Does An Athlete Train His Sub-Conscious Mind?
Shayamal | 3:12
Everyone knows Husain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, the holder of three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the a hundred meter finals and eight gold medals. In total, this achievement took him 12 years. Now I've spent 20 years working with professional Akins, and I'm often asked, what is the difference between professionals and everyone else?
The truth is there are many, but here's one critical. Hussein Bolts, total competition time for eight gold medals would've been roughly one minute, 47 seconds over 12 years. His total practice time would've been in excess of 12,000 hours. Roger Fedra has won 20 grand slams, and his total practice time would've been more than 20,000 hours.
You see this actual method to this madness in the world of professional. 100th of a second can be the difference between winning and losing. You see, your brain has two parts, a conscious mind and a subconscious mind, and contrary to what people think most of your knowledge and intuition is in that subconscious part of your brain.
Psychologists describe the process of imprinting information into your subconscious as programming, but this is what most people don't know, that most of these program. Have been written very, very early in your childhood from how hard you work to how you view the world, to how you even react to a situation if you find that you become aggressive or vocal when you are angry.
Even that's a program that's deeply ingrained into your psyche and what athletes are doing by practicing so much is that they're rewriting this program. You see, repetition is the only way to transfer. An emotion or reaction from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind. And when it is, there is a part and parcel of who you are.
When it is needed most. It'll fire without you even knowing. But it takes 3000 perfect repetitions to transfer skill from the conscious mind to the subconscious one. So this is why athletes are practicing because when a skill or a learning is in that subconscious mind, it becomes a part and parcel of your ar.