Over the years, I have seen many sporting events and many athletes in a wide range of sports. And I have mentored many elite athletes from virtually every sport you can think of.
Periodically, in sports, an athlete performs at a different level than his peers.
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Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali, and Willie Mays are a few that come to mind when I think of sports figures who fall into this category. These athletes seem to do things that others cannot. They are artist-athletes who make their sport look easy and effortless.
They are also innovative that take their sport to a new level. These are the types of athletes that attract the attention of people who are not even sports fans because of their incredible abilities.
Now, I know very little about snowboarding. However, when I see Shaun White perform on his board, I am truly in awe.
He has the ability to generate much more air between himself and the ground when compared to his fellow competitors. Shaun White appears to be ten to twelve feet taller than other snowboarders appear to be when they take off.
Obviously, this extra height gives you more time and space to do tricks and maneuvers that other snowboarders cannot simply because they are not in the air for a sufficient period of time.
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I don’t know much about physics or kinesiology. I’m sure scientists will eventually discover how Shaun While rises above the earth the way he does.
One former competitive figure skater noted: “You just have to feel some things in the snow that other athletes don’t.”
Behaviorists will want to study this young man to see what, if anything, is so special about this young man’s mental approach to his sport.
Based on my experience mentoring many world-class athletes, I can tell you that he has stamina and a fun-loving spirit that allows him to enter the zone when he needs to. He also seems to have a fantastic desire to excel in his sport and the work ethic that goes with it.
Additionally, he found his passion early in life and has been able to focus on his craft. He has also shown great poise in managing his success and the media attention he has received.
However, I suspect that it can generate more speed and more lift than other snowboarders are capable of when competing in the same place. Your technique and timing should be slightly better than those of others competing in your sport.
Perhaps you understand something about the production of speed, height and flight that others have not yet discovered. Maybe it has something to do with his laid-back demeanor or his long red hair. Frankly, I don’t know.
However he does it, his ability to fly is truly amazing. He is one of a kind.
Other athletes, while it may not be him, can probably learn a lot about what it takes to enter the zone when necessary by studying Shaun White very carefully.