The mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka of rugby world champions the All Blacks talks about putting mind over muscle, weeding out big egos, and why he welcomes vulnerability.
Alright, the comedian in me only wanted to post this because of the name “All Blacks”… but that could have backfired on me so I will be honest about why this is the perfect article for your day.
In sports, like in business and life, there is a moment where everything you do doesn’t prepare you. At that moment you have to draw on experience and small details that may have shaped you in some way. The small details aren’t always practiced everyday like running sprints or waking up and checking stats in business. These details are often seen as secondary; often the small details are mental tasks that are checked off without deep consideration.
Not until things get extremely difficult do we all stop and draw on mental exercises that will help us to move past difficult moments and that’s what this article is about.
If you can read this one quote and not feel inspired to click through and read this article with Coach Enoka, you’re on the wrong website.
Here is the quote:
Much like in business, it starts with character. If you don’t put the team first, you’ll never make it. We drive the notion of gratitude. When the ego grows too much, it squashes other things in the environment.