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The other day, I received an excited call at work from my six-year old son, Hayden.

“I won a race at school Dad!”¬† he said.

“That’s great, mate,” I responded.

“Yep, the girls got a head start and I was behind a few boys, then I struggled with my brain and started to pass a few of them and went on to win.”

I couldn’t have been prouder.

Not because he won the race, but because he won the battle of the mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Sydney Swans supporters at the 2006 AFL Grand ...

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On any given weekend, elite professional sporting teams will clash, with eager expectations from both sets of fans.

You can assume that both teams will be well coached, disciplined and possess a reasonably even spread of skill and athleticism.

As such, and as is the case in almost all big sporting contests, the game won’t be won with the body, but with the mind.

Mental strength is a huge factor in sports and is also applicable to success in business, parenting, church life or any other aspect of life.

I developed these three C’s of a winning mentality a couple of years ago when leading a large business team.¬† If you get them right, you will dramatically increase your chances of winning.

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