Last week was Madison Old Home Week. On Sunday there was a beach party with Dj and several different competitions and contests. Devin really wanted to compete in the log rolling competition this year. He never has before.
Before he competed he meditated. He really wanted to win, so I spent some time with him talking about his feelings and reminded him that he could *feel* what it already felt like to win and go into it with that feeling.
He also spent some time Segment Intending, which is is taking the time to pre-think certain segments of your day. Most people solely focusing on their big goals and dreams. Segment intending tells you to mentally walk through tasks that you have a certain goal with. This is exactly what many Olympic athletes do before they compete, although they may call it something different.
When it came time for the log roll, Devin was steady and relaxed and very Zen in his approach which was a stark contrast to the other boys his age with an aggressive, competitive attitude toward competing. My long-haired, sweet, smiling boy was so cute up there with all of the other boys. It was a day I will never forget.
Devin one 1st place and received his first trophy. He was so proud of himself, as you can see!