Anyone who has ever been Tignumized knows the huge value we put on the purposeful, conscious, and thoughtful exercise of creating the self-image you want. In the evolution of transforming yourself from where you currently are to where your innate potential can carry you, there is no way to succeed if you don’t start with your own To Be Vision.
This past week I had the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Roy Sugarman, the Director of Applied Neuroscience at our partner Athletes’ Performance. As usual, after speaking with a PhD in Neuroscience, my brain was tired after our visits but I left with a clear excitement about the way we help our executive clients develop their Performance Mindset. As Dr. Sugarman reaffirmed to me, the brain is hardwired to defend its own core beliefs because without these beliefs, it lacks the neuro map to work from. On the flip side, if you use your prefrontal cortex (the conscious thinking center of your brain) to create a high performance belief, you provide your brain with the map it needs to align all of its future actions to make this a reality.
This is the core of the Tignum approach to the Performance Mindset and it is why we so adamantly encourage our clients to constantly create, revise, and visualize their To Be Vision.
Coincidentally, this week I had the chance to meet two elite Navy Seals. In relation to my discussions with Dr. Sugarman, my take away from them was the strength of their core belief that they will succeed. This belief carries them through amazing challenges because in their mind failure doesn’t exist.
Finally, and you know things come in threes (a made up belief but a fun one), today I was reading Fast Company and I saw a great blog by Kaihan Krippendorff. In his blog, “The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking”, he provides a clear method of challenging our personal beliefs and creating more positive and high performance beliefs. By understanding how evidence, logic, emotion, and social consensus impact our beliefs, we can actually consciously set our own course.
As I reflect on this past two weeks, I am so grateful to have met so many very smart people. Even more important, I am even more committed to making my own To Be Vision a reality. As always, I’d love to hear what you think.
By Scott Peltin
Co-Founder & Chief Performance Officer