Sports Are 80 Percent Mental: "Imagine winning a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. No really, go ahead, close your eyes and visualize it. What did you see? Were you standing on the medal platform looking out at the crowd, waving and taking in the scene through your own eyes, or were you a spectator in the crowd watching yourself getting the medal put around your neck? This choice between 'first-person' or 'third-person' visualization actually makes a difference on our motivation to achieve a future goal."
"Take a look AT yourself,
if you have a sense of humour
you will laugh to beat the band."
Turns out this is very good advice for getting yourself TO the track. Just don't be still doing it once you're IN the process ...