Running For Your Life

Confidence is EVERYTHING!

Confidence is EVERYTHING!

Being a young successful athlete has never been easy. With the pressures coming from friends, family and expectations that may seem impossible to reach, athletes face challenging circumstances everyday. The ability to be successful consists of many factors; nature, nurture, consistency in training and the ability to believe in yourself. Confidence is the determining factor between athlete’s getting to the next level in their development or staying stagnant and never reaching their potential.

Believe, Accomplish, complete, handle situations, certainty, decisions, feel great, enjoy

How do you become confident? For some it’s natural. Everyone has their own personality and upbringing which does play a very important role in how people react in situations. I, myself have parents who instilled in me a strong belief in goal setting and acquisition of those very same goals. It took time for me to become the athlete that I wanted to become but the journey of my development was nurtured in an environment of confidence mainly gained from my parents. I also have a strong belief in God who I believe allows me to do things that are inconceivable. Again all these examples are personal and not necessarily the only way to get confidence. You can gain confidence through life experiences like victory or defeat. Winning will give you confidence. It’s that feeling of success that will allow you to want it again and again. Defeat will help you learn what you did wrong so the next time you compete you can avoid the mistakes you made.

One of the best ways to gain confidence is to be comfortable with yourself. The beauty of life is there is only one of you. There is no one before you or after you that will be you. Being comfortable in your “own skin” can have a  magnified effect on actions you take and outcomes you perceive. You must love yourself and accept who you are. Once these self assessments are achieved this is the beginning of how Champions are created.

It doesn’t matter how talented you are. If you do not believe in yourself you will never reach your true potential. Confidence isn’t arrogance or narcism in any means. It’s the awakening of being truly alive. Confidence is EVERYTHING!

From breaking provincial and national records in Ontario and Canada, to holding 4 different youth world records as a sprinter, Randy has enjoyed great success as a young Track & Field athlete. Recruited from several universities across North America including Notre Dame, TCU, Harvard, the University of Toronto and UCLA, Randy signed a 5 year athletic scholarship with UCLA and joined one of the greatest academic and athletic universities in the world. Randy was coached by John Smith, arguably one of the greatest sprint coaches in history and had the privilege to train and work with Trinidadian Ato Boldon (Olympic 100m Silver medalist and World 200m Champion), American Maurice Greene (previous 100m World Record Holder and Gold Medalist Olympian) and French star Marie-José Pérec (200m & 400m Olympic Gold Medalist) among others. Competing successfully at a high level coupled with years of sports training know how has made the transition of star athlete to high level sports performance coach rather seamless for Randy Brookes. Coach Randy Brookes is a certified sprint coach and is ready to share his wealth of knowledge to athletes looking to enhance their performance and reach their next level.