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Peak High Velocity Part 3 - Mentally, All In

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by dave jones


But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! - Romans 5:8


Clearly Jesus is leading by example and is All In! He made the ultimate commitment to the vision. Teams experience the best of efficiency and excellence when the whole team is “All In.” Everyone reading this has played or experienced their team win.

When a team is “All In”, teammates, coaches, and the administrative staff are all fully committed mentally to the team’s goals, and to each other. Teams are “All In” when individuals hold nothing in reserve and make a mental commitment to the team.

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Being “All In” mentally, translates to individuals having the clearest focus of energy. “All In” mentally means we are engaging in a clear mind by utilizing our hearing, sense of smell, sense of taste, feeling, and sight. All five senses are focused on one common goal.

Mentally strong individuals realize that attitude is a choice, they choose an attitude that is predominantly positive. Individuals view their sport or profession as an opportunity to compete against themselves and learn from their successes and failures.

Mentally strong individuals pursue excellence, engage in process, not perfection, and realize that they, as well as their coaches, teammates, officials, colleagues and others are not perfect. Mentally strong individuals respect their sport, other participants, coaches, officials, and themselves.

Mentally strong individuals embrace High EI and manage their Low EI moments. Peak high velocity is a bi-product of mentally strong executives, teammates, coaches and administrative staff.

Engaging negative thoughts will drive chaos and confusion, doubt and fear. Therefore, we need to have the ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses, thoughts, and moods. We are sinners saved by Grace, and therefore staying at peak high velocity is not attainable for very long, so we need Jesus, scripture, and a community of believers to help us through.

Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”

  1. Can you commit yourself to Jesus and receive His love and power to follow Him?

  2. Can you be “All In” with God for all of life?

  3. What is holding your commitment back?

From Romans 5:8, Jesus was mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally All In. Becoming mentally strong can be extremely difficult when individuals don’t commit to the goals and vision of the team, especially when a team or organization is attempting to sustain Peak High Velocity for long periods of time.

Preparing your mind and creating imagery during, before, and after an event or competition will prepare an individual for action and allow them to recover from errors and poor performances quicker. Leaning on Jesus, sacrificing not important, not urgent tasks, and surrounding yourself with a community of believers with scripture can help an executive, athlete, or coach mentally prepare and engage in Peak High Velocity for longer periods of time.


Colossians 3:2

Romans 8:6

Psalm 139:23

Proverbs 3:5-6