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5 Quotes About the Importance of Mindfulness in Sports

  1. Phil Jackson, renowned NBA coach, often highlighted the role of mindfulness in basketball: "Mindfulness lets us absorb the fullness of the moment without judgment. It is essential to making clearer decisions on the basketball court."

  2. Novak Djokovic, top tennis player, on the mental aspect of sports: "I try to be in the present moment as much as possible during my matches... it’s a constant battle for the mind to be tuned into what's happening in the moment."

  3. Kerri Walsh Jennings, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, advocates for mindfulness: "Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment."

  4. George Mumford, sports psychologist and mindfulness coach who has worked with professional athletes, explains: "Mindfulness helps you find your poise so you can execute under pressure. It’s about being where you need to be in the present, intensely aware."

  5. Tom Brady, NFL quarterback, on staying focused: "In football, as in life, the ability to be completely present and aware in the moment allows you to perform at your highest level."


These quotes from athletes and coaches across different sports underline how critical mindfulness is to focus, decision-making, and performance in competitive and high-pressure environments.

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