Have you ever considered what professional athletes do and think about minutes before they compete or play a match? Most top athletes are trained in breathing techniques, visualization and affirming their goals prior to a game. They start by meditating or deep breathing to increase the flow of oxygen, feel connected to their body and quiet their mind. Then they imagine themselves winning the game, outperforming their opponent or scoring the winning shot/goal. Finally, they take that mental image one step further, and turn that visualization into an affirmation.