PAT WILLIAMS: “This is a message I believe in wholeheartedly. I’ve seen it happen time after time after time. Why do homerun hitters drive the ball into the bleacher seats? Because they see it happen before the wood connects with the leather…
Jim Brown, the legendary Cleveland Browns running back, was the first athlete I ever heard talk about visioning this way. The night before games he would think about what he wanted to accomplish, picture it as if he’d already done it. When game time came, his mission was already half accomplished. Because he’d seen himself successful, the doing of it was simply the living out of history.
Mark Price, who is among the greatest free throw shooters in NBA history, constantly visualized the ball going into the basket in advance of the games. After repeatedly playing the scene over and over in his mind, by game time it was all automatic.”
–Adapted from Chapter Six: “Success Comes From Within”