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Shortly after arriving at Aviation Officer Candidate

School in Pensacola, Florida, the young college grads get

to meet their Drill Instructors.

The Marine Drill Instructors we had during those

initial five months of aviation military indoctrination

were the best the Marine Corps had to offer. These Drill

Instructors had earned the right to be brought onboard

Naval Aviation Schools Command, and their job was to

seek out and eliminate any mentally weak candidates

who may have found themselves wrongly assigned to the

aviation program 먹튀사이트. They were methodical, effective, and

professional in their approach, and they eventually got

around to working on every single candidate. If you

didn’t have a mental game, you weren’t likely to make it

through. For those of us who survived, it was off to

flight school as newly commissioned Naval Officers.

It wasn’t long before one of my classmates sought

me out for some advice regarding a certain flight

instructor. Some of these instructors were pretty intense

and the environment they created from the back seat of

the cockpit could make the mental part of any training

mission very challenging. At any rate, my friend John

had been told that he had to do a flight over again. Not

good. In fact, if that happened twice, he was in danger

of being kicked out of flight school. In addition to that

worry, he had some bad vibes about having to fly with

that instructor again.

“Tell me what went wrong the last time,” I

suggested. “What was going through your head when it

turned ugly?”

He tried to remember.

“Well, because of bad weather, I was being vectored

all around, which shifted the entire training mission on

the spot. As I sought to regain control of the situation, I

kept thinking: Why me, why do I get the lousy weather?

What is this instructor’s problem? Why is he gunning for

me? What else can go wrong? What have I done to

deserve all this hassle?”

John looked at me and shrugged. “You know how it

is, some idiot instructor screaming at the top of his

lungs, creating havoc, hitting switches, calling for

emergency procedures, all that stuff!” John reflected for

a second. “More than anything else, I remember feeling


“Since you felt rushed, you probably did rush,” I

told him, “and when that happens it interferes with our

performance or whatever it is we’re trying to do.

Rushing automatically increases tension, which causes

more mistakes to happen. More mistakes bring on more

tension. It’s a vicious cycle: the more mistakes we make,

the more frustrating it becomes, and the easier it is for

us to lose our mental focus . . . The rule is: don’t rush

when the pressure’s on-smooth is fast. Breathe, pause,

and learn to gather yourself-but never, ever, allow

yourself to rush your game.”

“I also remember that I began to second-guess

myself,” said John. “That didn’t help either.”

“Right. If you begin to over-analyze the situation,

that can kick-start a lot of negative self-talk. I remember

when my martial arts instructor Leo-tai would notice me

doing this, he’d shake his head, and tell me that I needed

to start by shutting down the negative self-talk, that I

needed to quit fighting myself.”

“How?” asked John.

“He taught me to interrupt any negative thoughts or

self-talk the instant I noticed them by saying to myself -

cancel/cancel, and then immediately replacing the

negativity by firing off positive self-talk. Things like: I’m

fast, I’m focused, I’m good. He always said not to let

negative thoughts get in your way. You have to cancel

the negativity and feed your self-belief instead. This will

improve your concentration and self-confidence. It will

lower your level of tension which will help you to

perform better. Shutting down negative self-talk begins

by interrupting it, and then instantly replacing it.”

John was listening.

“That makes sense,” he admitted. “Trouble is; I still

think that this guy is out to get me personally.”

“OK, so that makes him a serious opponent, and

with a serious opponent you have to get a clear idea in

your head of what you need in order to beat him. Once

you are clear on what you must do to win, you have to

stay focused on the most important task at hand, so that

no matter what he throws at you-he’s unable to disrupt

your task-consciousness.

You can’t let him rattle you, to come between you

and what you intend to do. If he disrupts your task-

consciousness, he wins-and you lose, especially in jet

training. You’ve got to stay task-focused. You can’t let

your opponent take that from you.”

“That’s exactly what happened last time we went

up,” John admitted, “and that’s what really worries me.

You know how crazy it gets up there. We’re moving

really fast. Once he rattled me, it all went downhill.

Frankly, I’m a little spooked having to fly with this

instructor again. I imagine it feels kind of like having to

fight some guy who knocked you down before.”

“Anyone can land a lucky punch,” I told him. “Snap

out of it. The past does not equal the future! Leave your

bad experience with this guy in the past, where it

belongs. Don’t sabotage your next performance by

feeding your brain negative feelings about an event that

is still out in the future. The Art of Mental Training

teaches that our performance action will follow the

mental thoughts and images we entertain. In other

words: you’ll get what you see in your mind’s eye. The

brain helps you achieve your goals when you show it the

results that you want it to produce for you, so be sure

never to dwell on images or feelings of outcomes that

you definitely don’t want.”

“Meaning?” asked John.

“Meaning that one of the most important things

about competing at anything is learning how to enter a

competition mentally prepared to do your best . . .

Beyond shutting down the negative self-talk the instant

it appears, I want you to work on connecting feelings

and images of success with the precise event that lies

before you. You have to show your mind what you want

to have happen the next time you’re flying with this

instructor. And you have to start doing this type of

mental training as far ahead of the actual event as


Over the next couple of weeks, John set some time

aside to practice some “Imagineering” (as you’ll learn in

a lesson that lies ahead) during daily relaxation

sessions. During these times, he allowed only images

and feelings of victory and success to be associated in his

mind with the upcoming event when he would meet his


Using his mind’s eye, he imagined himself, in great

detail, as the ultimate military aviation professional

doing his very best under situations of extreme

pressure. He practiced seeing and feeling himself having

an intense ability to stay task-conscious and task-

focused-no matter what. He could even see and feel

himself shutting down any negative self-talk the instant

it arose and replacing it with empowering self-talk.

His efforts paid off! John later told me how he had

beaten his opponent the next two times they had met

over the next several weeks. Today, John is a seasoned

captain flying with a major airline.

What this true story teaches us is that by using

sports mental training techniques, you can overcome

obstacles that might otherwise have stopped you from

achieving goals that are important to you outside the

realm of sports. In other words, when used correctly,

mental techniques can help you achieve your dreams.

Remember: Stay task-focused. Interrupt

negative self-talk and images the moment they

arise, shut them down on the spot. Replace

them with positive self-talk and positive images.

Concentrate on showing your brain exactly what

it is that you want to achieve, never dwell on

what you do not want to happen.


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