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The Power of Intention Through Music: Part 4

Music, when it hits you, you feel no pain

-Bob Marley


The Power of Intention: Focused Mind

Music is one way of unlocking focus, controlling mood, building confidence, and being motivated to compete.

Today we will identify the ingredients within songs that help to motivate and build confidence before practice and competition:

Rhythm, music with a steady, strong, and energizing pulse and beat.

Tempo, the beat in the music should match the tempo in your sport, like a certain pace of a distance runner.

Muscle memory, lyrics that relate to movement like Salt ‘n Peppers song “Push it,” help to build muscle memory. If your brain can imagine it, it will help you physically do it.

Mood enhancer, uplifting melodies and harmony. Pick songs that elicit the positive responses you want in sport, like never give up and play harder.

Even animals are able to synchronize to music beats. So pick the music that inspires you to perform, stay positive, and motivated!

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