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Mind Over Matter

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.

—ABRAHAM MASLOW

The debate continues, whether it’s in business or competitive sport: How much of one’s performance is based on physical ability, and how much of one’s performance is based on mental acuity? Perhaps Yogi Berra said it best when he explained, “Baseball is 90 percent mental, and the other half is physical.” From where I sit, the view’s a little different. I believe the degree to which one performs and the level of success one achieves is 100 percent mental.

Why?

Because the mind is in control ...

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