Many of you reading this are Americans, and as such, are not necessarily soccer fans, but before it ended last Sunday, the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer championship offered a wider-than-usual range of behaviors from athletes, trainers, coaches and national ministers of sport. I'm thinking in particular of the crisis in interpersonal relations on France's 2010 World Cup soccer team. It's not typical for a team to more or less self-destruct before viewers' eyes, but France's team came as close as you can to doing that. Should details interest you, there are plenty of articles archived on Yahoo Sport's FIFA World Cup coverage.
What struck me while watching the analysis on ESPN was an insight from German soccer great Jürgen Klinsman regarding the, shall we say, unconstructive words and actions from athletes on the French team:.
"When you are angry and frustrated, you make bad decisions.... And you don't even know what you are doing in those moments."
This might sound like a rather expected and not-too-unusual analysis of acting-out behaviors. But for me it is something else. It's the acknowledgment of another part of the brain's taking over when we are upset. That part? Yes, you guessed it, the subconscious.
Think how effective that part is when we act out. Before we know it we have drunk too much, eaten too much, shopped too much. Think how neatly and efficiently bad habits are engaged and can repeat. Wouldn't it be great to harness that efficient power to enforce our constructive and healthy decisions? To support positive and fulfilling goals?
Well, that's exactly what Subconscious Restructuring® is all about. Contact a certified SR® professional to try it and see. (You're on you're own with qualifying for the national soccer team though.)