Was watching a special on Pat Tillman,
the courageous NFL athlete, who volunteered
to become an Army Ranger after 9/11.
You probably know the story better when
I talk about the guy
who was killed by friendly fire.
But that’s not what I want to talk about today.
There was a time in college when
a photographer snapped a pict
for a magazine of him in his favorite spot
before a game.
This photo ended up in the head coaches lap
tossed there by an assistant coach.
“Uh, coach, is Pat allowed to be up there?”
The spot he was seen in an “L position” kicking back, legs crossed was
one of the large stadium light platforms that overlooked
When pressed what the heck he was doing
by his coach he answered, “Every Thursday night
I climb up there to be alone and meditate on the
Every athlete has a success ritual before a game.
Some athletes like noise other athletes like silence.
Its apparent this man used a space where the only
sound was the wind whistling by.
Meditation is a useful tool when preparing your
mind for battle in any endeavor.
School board meetings.
Coaching the little league soccer team.
And yes, even fitness.
Its like the quiet that exists before the storm.
But what makes me laugh is when I hear
hear these muscle heads say mind power has nothing
to do with your performance, cept reps and sets.
Its all about how much and how hard
for these neanderthals.
Not according to Pat and definitely not
according to this writer.
Make time each day to center
yourself and if for nothing else to get in the right frame of mind
to kick some a– like Pat did on the football and battle field.
I have a special offer coming your way
very soon, so stay tuned, bro.
A warrior who loves meditation,