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Perfecting the Game in Your Mind: Mental Fitness with Troymain Crosby

podcast July 4, 2022

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Heavy is a price of a dream but it’s the fruit that makes all the weight worth it. 

Though the world is advanced in many different aspects we cannot still eliminate the existence of poverty. While having this fact, we recognize that nothing beats the determination of a motivated soul even in poverty. 

We must allow ourselves and the generations ahead of us to develop mental toughness, resilience, and the ability to keep moving even in the midst of unideal conditions or when the circumstances are not giving us enough comfort to go on. 

Troymain Crosby is a 23-year-old guy from Queensburg district of Laurel Mississippi- United States. He is currently making his way into the basketball community as one of its remarkable players. A man of determination and perseverance who strive to make a difference in the world and be an inspiration to the aspiring ones. 

In this episode with Troymain Crosby, we’ll be going to look at sports from a more challenging and yet inspiring point of view. As we got to learn about Troymain’s story and how he follow his dream while walking along with life’s burdens and struggles.

“Gain a skill of listening and don’t be afraid to say no. Ask the right question and you will get chances to do a lot of things. Believe in yourself, stay self-motivated, control yourself and learn to compartmentalize your feelings and emotions.”

Troymain Crosby


Topics Covered:

(00:00:00)  Introduction + Episode Snippet

(00:00:40)  Mental Toughness: Repurposing the second most downloaded podcast episode

(00:03:13)  Background of an interesting book: Mental Toughness for Young Athletes

(00:05:30)  Your current belief in yourself: Do you feel that you are mentally tough?

(00:07:01)  Mental toughness is not something we’re born with but develop

(00:09:23)  Decide that you’re going to win no matter what

(00:13:12)  Visualization: Envision yourself being successful before it happens

(00:14:47)  The Engraving Technique: Mimic people who are successfully doing what you want to do

(00:20:10)  Advertisement: Sabre Bats, the training bat that will take you to your next swing. Go to https://www.sabrebats.net to know more. 

(00:20:55)  Final TimeOut with Troymain Crosby: What is Troymain’s message to his team?

(00:26:32)  The power of mental fitness

(00:34:35)  Connect with Troymain Crosby


Key Takeaways:

“Many people who achieved at a high level have to have mental toughness and they have to have the ability to come back day after day even when you don’t feel like doing it.”– Dr. Derrick Burgess

 “who are you hanging around?..”Your network is your net worth” which means that the people that you spend a lot of time around, or that you contact and speak with frequently, the way that they think will rub off from the way that you think..”– Dr. Derrick Burgess

“We have to learn to focus on small things, learn to perfect them, and learn to do that over and over again. Then we have to decide we’re gonna win. no matter what the consequences are, no matter how hard you’re going to work, no matter who your plan against or what you are up against, decide that you’re going to win. Tell yourself you’re gonna win until you believe it.”  – Dr. Derrick Burgess

“If you believe that it’s not okay to fail then you’re going to limit the risk that you’re going to take because you’re inferior to failures. Learn that it is okay to fail and that you will grow from your failures. because the only way we lose is if we give up.”– Dr. Derrick Burgess

“Nothing is personal unless you make it personal”. Don’t embody all the other people’s negative thoughts as they try to speak over you.”– Dr. Derrick Burgess

“Don’t practice in the perfect conditions. Put yourself into conditions that are not ideal so that you can learn to train under different conditions and learn to still be as successful when everything is not right.”– Dr. Derrick Burgess

“I can’t take time for granted. I can’t depend on tomorrow because I promise I’ll always delight to enjoy the moment. Knowing that I can’t see tomorrow, so I don’t really focus on tomorrow but I focus on what I’ve been doing today.”– Troymain Crosby

“I hold myself accountable in everything that I do.”– Troymain Crosby


Connect with Troymain Crosby:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/troymaincrosby_ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/troymaincrosby_ 


Connect with Dr. Derrick Burgess:

Website: https://www.drderrickthesportsdr.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drderrickthesportsdr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimeOut.SportsDr

Email: thesportsdoctr@gmail.com

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