No one is born great are they? Of course not…well its sort of complicated. The great motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with.”
Let’s look at some of Chris Perry’s family: John Smith (uncle)-6x World Champion, Mark Perry Jr. (brother) 2x NCAA Champion, and Mark Perry Sr. (father) 2x All American.
Without a doubt, the knowledge and experience coming from his family is second to none. The thing that isn’t talked about as much is the Power of Positive Expectations.
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t- you are right”-Henry Ford
– When you expect greatness you give yourself a chance to achieve it. Rarely does anyone ever stumble upon greatness. (self fulfilling prophecy)
– When you are around others who have achieved a similar goal you are more likely to believe that you can achieve it. (confidence from others performance)
– When someone we admire and respect genuinely believes in us, it makes a greater impact than others.
– Work ethic increases when we have faith in the result. People start to slack off when they feel hopeless. When we have a clear vision of success we tend to work harder. Ponder this question- Will you spend an extra 2 hours a day training your Mindset? How about if you knew 100% you would win an NCAA title next year if you did so? Of course there are no guarantees, but if you have positive expectations and Faith, you are much more likely to put in extra time.
With a family pedigree Chris has, also comes a tremendous amount of pressure. Pressure can break you or pressure can help you break records. The Perry family understands the concept of pressure very well. And it appears that they have this one covered. I’ve heard both Chris Perry and John Smith say, “Pressure is a Privilege.” This privilege has helped him to break records.
I don’t believe that Chris Perry was simply born to win. But it appears Chris Perry has used the Power of Positive Expectations to his advantage. So should you! Expect greatness and train as if you WILL win a state, national, or world title next year!