She's 5 Years Old And She Taught Me That
Written by Gregory Berge on Oct. 28th 2019
What I love to do in my everyday life is to catch isolated moments of genius, extract them, make it a success principle and give it to you.

Last week-end, I was off with my wife and her family to an 運動会 (un-doo -kai). It's a kind of sports festival where nursery-age children can participate, perform or compete in a variety of events. 

Do you have this in your own country? 

That’s how, during this event, I saw a 5-year-old girl perform a dance routine. 

I saw her and I probably felt the same way a scout feels when he sees a very  talented child or teenager for the first time.

So, the big question is: What is the one thing that this little girl had and that you can take away?

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First, obviously, that cute little girl seemed to love dancing. But I’m sure you know that loving what you do is important, and I am sure you love the sport you do (you do, right?)

Second, this adorable little girl obviously trained a lot and watched a lot of videos of other artists. 
But again, you already know the value of hard work and observation (you do, right?)

However, what this little girl had and that I’m sure you and I could have more of, is that she seemed to perform with complete freedom, as if there were no one around her, as if there were no outcome, as if there were no judgement.

She performed with complete freedom.

Many times, during my triathlon career, I asked myself: “If there were no people in this world, no one to impress, no one to beat, no one to make proud, no one to prove wrong, would I still perform the same way? "

This freedom is where I want to attract your attention today.

How much freedom do you display when you perform?
For example, on a daily basis, it’s considered arrogant to say “I am the best” or anything like that. 

You are not free to talk like that about yourself. You work very hard to be the best but if you say it, everybody will look at you weird. Weird, right?

And when a competition is around the corner, we often suffer from anxiety because we are trapped in this zone where we want to be the best but can’t really say it or think it or share it. The consequence is that, at times, this messed-up mindset makes us underperform.

But what if…just like that little girl…on the day of a competition…we were completely and absolutely free to show the world how great we are.

What if instead of being worried and doubtful before a competition because we’re not sure that we are going to be able to live up to people’s expectations and ours, what if instead we were absolutely liberated that for once, we are allowed, we are given the permission to show our talents with complete freedom.

I am not talking about Confidence, here. I am talking about Freedom.

To me, in this context, Confidence means “Despite what you’ve said and despite what I’ve been through, I can do this!”

But Freedom means nothing except, “I am just free. I can perform freely”.

What if we could perform like that?

What if I was able, in these blog posts, to show you how great I write, without any inhibition?

What if you were able, when you compete, to perform with absolute freedom and show everybody what you’re made of?

Not because you want to prove someone wrong.

Not because you want to impress someone.

But simply because you are free, and you are allowed to show us how powerful you are.

I am with you.

Gregory Berge


4-time college basketball national champion, award-winning medical therapist, European champion of motivational speaking and former professional triathlete, Gregory Berge is a mental/emotional intelligence and performance coach who helps athletes perform better and enjoy higher levels of happiness and inner-peace.
If you're interested in transforming your athletic career and tired of feeling the pain of losses, injuries, anxiety and setbacks then definitely reach out and request a free strategy session today.
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She's 5 Years Old And She Taught Me That
Written by Gregory Berge on Oct. 28th 2019
What I love to do in my everyday life is to catch isolated moments of genius, extract them, make it a success principle and give it to you.

Last week-end, I was off with my wife and her family to an 運動会 (un-doo -kai). It's a kind of sports festival where nursery-age children can participate, perform or compete in a variety of events.

Do you have this in your own country?

That’s how, during this event, I saw a 5-year-old girl perform a dance routine.

I saw her and I probably felt the same way a scout feels when he sees a very talented child or teenager for the first time.

So, the big question is: What is the one thing that this little girl had and that you can take away?

If you are craving to learn 170 additional elite level take-aways, go check out Gold Medal Mindset 2019, the online mental training course that will take your mental skills and your physical performances to your next level.
First, obviously, that cute little girl seemed to love dancing. But I’m sure you know that loving what you do is important, and I am sure you love the sport you do (you do, right?)

Second, this adorable little girl obviously trained a lot and watched a lot of videos of other artists.
But again, you already know the value of hard work and observation (you do, right?)

However, what this little girl had and that I’m sure you and I could have more of, is that she seemed to perform with complete freedom, as if there were no one around her, as if there were no outcome, as if there were no judgement.

She performed with complete freedom.

Many times, during my triathlon career, I asked myself: “If there were no people in this world, no one to impress, no one to beat, no one to make proud, no one to prove wrong, would I still perform the same way? "

This freedom is where I want to attract your attention today.

How much freedom do you display when you perform?
For example, on a daily basis, it’s considered arrogant to say “I am the best” or anything like that.

You are not free to talk like that about yourself. You work very hard to be the best but if you say it, everybody will look at you weird. Weird, right?

And when a competition is around the corner, we often suffer from anxiety because we are trapped in this zone where we want to be the best but can’t really say it or think it or share it. The consequence is that, at times, this messed-up mindset makes us underperform.

But what if…just like that little girl…on the day of a competition…we were completely and absolutely free to show the world how great we are.

What if instead of being worried and doubtful before a competition because we’re not sure that we are going to be able to live up to people’s expectations and ours, what if instead we were absolutely liberated that for once, we are allowed, we are given the permission to show our talents with complete freedom.

I am not talking about Confidence, here. I am talking about Freedom.

To me, in this context, Confidence means “Despite what you’ve said and despite what I’ve been through, I can do this!”

But Freedom means nothing except, “I am just free. I can perform freely”.

What if we could perform like that?

What if I was able, in these blog posts, to show you how great I write, without any inhibition?

What if you were able, when you compete, to perform with absolute freedom and show everybody what you’re made of?

Not because you want to prove someone wrong.

Not because you want to impress someone.

But simply because you are free, and you are allowed to show us how powerful you are.

I am with you.

Gregory Berge


4-time college basketball national champion, award-winning medical therapist, European champion of motivational speaking and former professional triathlete, Gregory Berge is a mental/emotional intelligence and performance coach who helps athletes perform better and enjoy higher levels of happiness and inner-peace.
If you're interested in transforming your athletic career and tired of feeling the pain of losses, injuries, anxiety and setbacks then definitely reach out and request a free strategy session today.
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