LEMONS and top athletes.
Can you imagine a lemon so realistically that it practically appears in front of your eyes and you could grab it with your hand?
Smell it and cut it into two halves in your imagination. Careful! So it doesn’t squirt! Smell one half and now the dare: Bite into it!
Someone who was possibly watching you comes to thinking: Someone over there is making a grimace as if he had just eaten a lemon. But there was none.
This is called autosuggestion. Nowadays no top athlete can do without. Penalties are trained in the stadium and on the couch. Ski racers speed down the slope in their heads a hundred times before it gets serious. Everyone who thinks this is foolish then rides after them. Meanwhile this method is extensively tested.
TOGETHER it’s easier
Supporters and fellow combatants or replacement actions can help with this – not only in sports. For example, someone who wants to quit smoking will start the tobacco abstinence with other people and to be safe will always have a pack of gum in their bag – instead of the pack of cigarettes. “If for starters you manage to get by with support you may soon be stronger and able to do it on your own” says Bentele. But you aren’t immune to setbacks and losses. Losing a couple of kilos is manageable. It’s something else to keep your desired weight. So a strategy, that opposes the humanly weakness, is necessary. And together you can encourage each other and control yourself better.