144: Olympic Fencer Jose Luis Abajo | It’s in the Mind

Knowing your opponent wins championships. For Olympic fencer Jose Luis Abajo this has been paramount to his success. Self-knowledge too, knowing what will bring out the best in himself. It’s what’s in the mind that wins the match. This has meant being prepared for the unexpected, for just about anything that comes his way. How do you get ready for unfathomable circumstances? Abajo has a few secrets you can follow.

Lessons:

  1. We’re still animals and have the survival instinct; discovering that part of ourselves can be transformative.

  2. Let “no” motivate you.

  3. The moment you are prepared to lose is also the moment you start to win.


CREDITS

  • Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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