Tag Archive for 'Squash'

This Is What A Silver Medal Looks Like!

I published a post last week about my Silver Medal Victory in the 2009 Australian Masters Games and quite a few people sent me congratulatory e-mails and wanted to see what the medal looks like, so I took an up-close picture just for you!

Dr Marc Dussault's 2009 Australian Masters Games Silver Medal

Dr Marc Dussault 2009 Australian Masters Silver Medal Squash

Thanks for all the great encouragement and don’t forget to go for YOUR GOALS and DREAMS!

How A MasterMind Group Gets Created

By now, you know all about the Exponential Mindset’s ability to Unleash The Exponential Potential that is within you and that the Law Of Attraction has a lot do with providing you with what you need, when you need it. A MasterMind Group is taking that concept and philosophy to the next level.

Today’s post is about a guy I met at the 2009 Australian Masters Games, his name is Dr Malcolm Simons.

Truth be told, Malcolm contacted me BEFORE the games because he heard that I was presenting “The Mindset Of A Champion” and was unfortunately unable to attend. He apologised for missing the presentation but said he was going to come watch me play one of my matches (squash) which he did.

That’s what Champions do.

He sent me this e-mail (presented here with permission):

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Playing Squash In The Rain Is Messy!

I don’t know what you did last weekend, but I spent it with 7,500 other athletes competing in 63 sports, across 70 venues over 10 days at the 12th Australian Masters Games in Geelong, Victoria.

That’s not quite the same number of athletes as the Olympics, but it sure is close!

I competed in the Men’s 45-49 age category in Squash.

My competition started bright and early on Friday morning with a 9:00 AM game that I won 9-0, 9-1 and 9-0 followed by a mid-afternoon match I also won 9-2, 9-1 and 9-0.

What a start to the competition!

My third match of the tournament was on Saturday morning, I won that one 9-2, 9-2, 9-4, putting me into at least a Silver Medal position and into the Gold Medal Match on Sunday.

This was the confirmation I needed that the drills and routines I’d been focusing on are working. I explain in my Mindset Of A Champion Program that you either win now or win later – if you win now (during training) you won’t necessarily win when the competition comes around. By practicing what you CAN’T DO very well, means you’ll lose points now, but you’ll start to win – hopefully in time for the upcoming tournament – later.

The Gold Medal Match didn’t go my way at all, I lost 9-6, 9-2, 9-4.

Dr Marc Dussault 2009 Australian Masters Silver Medallist Squash 45-49

Dr Marc Dussault 2009 Australian Masters Silver Medallist Squash 45-49

I spent two hours writing a detailed synopsis of the Gold Medal match (terrible refereeing), but have chosen not to include it here, because out of context, no matter how it’s written, it appears like a poor loser winging about losing which isn’t the point. There are countless lessons learned – the post was originally 4 pages long.

So instead I’ll simply tell you a story from a high jumper who competed at the Olympics (not sure which one).

He was the only one in his sport who trained in the rain for the high jump – JUST IN CASE IT RAINED at the Olympics…

It rained at the Olympics.

He won the Gold.

I will start ‘playing squash in the rain’ so that I am ready the next time it gets messy on the court!