Championship mindset in sobriety – how to get one

trent shelton on stage speaking

Championship mindset in Sobriety

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I promise.

‘Til Death Do Us Part.

Pinky swear.

My typical M.O. has been to commit to something – until it’s not convenient for me anymore.

From diets to planners and from resolutions in the new year to worksheets – even relationships, to some extent – I’ve always been ready to bolt if something is uncomfortable. “Life’s too short,” I’d say.

However, going through challenges of not reaching for a drink [for every reason, celebration, occasion, emotion], my level of commitment towards pretty much everything has increased.

image of King Street in Charleston in the morning

Creating a Championship mindset – and how it relates to Sobriety

I just returned from RISE Business Conference in Charleston, SC. And my favorite speaker was Trent Shelton, author of The Greatest You, who addressed the 5 Pillars of a Championship Mindset. I thought it related to the commitment needed in sobriety. Therfeore, I wanted to share.

The 5 Pillars of a Championship Mindset

Pillar #1- Commitment

Are you committed in reaching a goal? Or are you just interested in reaching a goal? If you can’t stay loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you set it has left, how can you expect to succeed at anything in life. How can you expect to finish anything you started? Just because hard work or obstacle show up or because it’s not as easy as you thought. That doesn’t mean your dream is wrong.

When you are committed to something you accept no excuses only results.

Pillar #2- Discipline

Get great at saying “no” to the things that don’t get you to your “yes.”

Build your self control muscle. And make decisions today that your future will thank you for not hate you for. Your time is limited – not guaranteed. You don’t get your time back. Use it wisely.

Pillar #3- Consistency

World-class talent doesn’t always lead to success. But world-class consistency will. You can control your consistency, as well as your effort.

Consistency can make you legendary.

If you can’t be consistent, it doesn’t mean that much to you. You don’t have a consistency problem, you have a commitment problem. Understand what will happen if you don’t show up for your dreams.

Pillar #4- Faith

You create the impossibilities in your life. Faith is knowing if you
put in the time and work it will happen. And so, a big part of faith is confidence.

Build confidence by giving yourself permission to fail, because you really only fail if you. Visualize your environment and picture your success before it even happens.

Pillar #5- Heart

Make the world respect your greatness. Grow the muscle of what’s possible so you can do things you’ve never done before. How can you believe in impossible goals if you’ve never
accomplished something you haven’t been able to do? Have the heart to put yourself in that reality as often as possible to realize it can be done, it isn’t just a fantasy.

I think these traits or pillars are all important – and cannot come at the sacrifice of others. If you demonstrate commitment, discipline and consistency, have faith and show up with your heart, you can be a champion in whatever capacity.

In conclusion, I wrote a blog post on being able to keep the promises you make to yourself. I one day realized I was keeping my promises to everyone else but always breaking the ones I made to myself. What is going to be the thing can keeps you committed to reaching your goals? I’d love to hear from you!

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