Subject: Empowering athletes with the necessary cognitive-emotional gymnastics and abilities to maximize their own strengths and powers in competition and in life.
Dear Coach and Coaching Staff,
I wish to present to you some ideas that you will not find in sports psychology that I hope you can add to your already successful coaching repertoire. All my publications are freely available to all coaches on my websites which have had hits from over seventy countries around the world with China a very close second to the USA.
I believe my attached publication, “Cognitive-Emotional Theory and The Personal Power of Qi: An Athlete’s Evolutionary Heritage of Strength, Speed, Agility, Cunning, and Success” (40,400 words) will give you new insights into the cognitive-emotional dynamics within an athlete. The scientific foundation of my work can be found in: “Emotions-as-Effect Theory: The Linguistic Semantics of Emotional vs. Cognitive Dysregulation” (13,300 words).
Below is my form letter that I am using to present my work to National, Olympic, and College coaches in all sports. I am using sports and athletic competition as a metaphor for life’s conflicts within the mind that can lead to a life of success or failure. If you have any questions in the future, please give me a call anytime.
Andrew O. Jackson
M.S. Technology Education
M.S. Management Technology
-Success or failure in competition, or in life itself, is a cognitive- emotional state first determined within the battlefield of the mind.-
As I am a former high school teacher, wrestler, and wrestling coach, please excuse the informality of this email. I believe that the knowledge I have cultivated about cognitive-emotional behavior, energy, and success from my life’s challenges that I am freely offering to you and your coaches at https://emotional-evolution.com/ are well worth your time to explore.
– Coaches talk about “execution” because that is all they can “see”. A champion must perfect the physical movement, motion, and action within their sport along with their emotions, moods, and feelings within that perfect movement, motion, and action.-
- Reevaluating the cognitive-emotional dynamics of an athlete.
- Empowering athletes with the necessary cognitive-emotional gymnastics and abilities to maximize their own strengths and powers, and to utilize their energy, called Qi, for success and well-being in competition and in life.
- Using sports and athletic competition as a metaphor for life’s internal conflicts within the mind: we are all “athletes” within our own “competition” with its own unique challenges, finish lines, and rewards.
- Introducing “Cognitive-Emotional Theory and The Personal Power of Qi: An Athlete’s Evolutionary Heritage of Strength, Speed, Agility, Cunning, and Success” (40,400 words). This and all my publications are a freely available PDF download at https://emotional-evolution.com/.
-The outcome of a competition, or conflict in life itself, matches the cognitive-emotional state of being of the victor and the loser. The play of the game is just an opportunity to determine who has the greater capacity to remain in which state.-
As a high school wrestler, I was unbeatable in practice and a flop in competition. I had “emotional” issues. My wrestling partner became a Wisconsin three-time state champion when there was only one division. After high school I quit wrestling. As my life continued, my “emotional” problem was much bigger than anyone realized. Maybe because I never told anyone….”be tough”, “no pain no gain” …right? That was fifty years ago.
-Bruce Lee never resolved the emotional dissonance brought on by the conflicts within his mind and thus was never able to move beyond the confines of a physical universe and become the master he so desired to be.-
I have spent the last fifteen years researching and developing the psychological science that empowered my life and set me free of my mental health issues that plagued me through my younger years. I brought together this science with my life experiences of an energy called Qi that eastern cultures have been exploring for thousands of years. I am now tethering the cultivation of Qi to a redefined and new awareness of our evolved cognitive-emotional bio-feedback mechanisms called emotions, moods, and feelings.
-When an athlete emotionally feels good, they are allowing a synergistic harmony of the mind, body, and Universe that has the capacity to respond to the demands needed for the extra-ordinary performances required in competition.-
I wrote (it and all my publications are freely available at https://emotional-evolution.com/ ) “Cognitive-Emotional Theory and the Personal power of Qi: An Athlete’s Evolutionary Heritage of Strength, Speed, Agility, Cunning, and Success” to provide a unique methodology for understanding an athlete’s powers and creativity by restructuring their cognitive-emotional dynamics to utilize their own strengths, powers, and their energy called Qi. This publication is what my coach should have given me (if it had been available), even if I hadn’t asked….
-Rather than dwelling upon the different styles of wrestling, wushu, or the dynamics of any sport, I wish to emphasize the cognitive-emotional energy called “Qi” behind the physicality of forms.-
My intention is to use “sports” and “athletic competition” to empower “athletes” with their evolutionary heritage of strength, speed, agility, cunning, and success. All of this, including “Qi” is known through our evolved biological feed-back mechanism known as emotions, moods, and feelings. Where athletes and sports have generally replaced the warrior and the brutality of their physical battles of the past, today’s conflicts and battles are akin to chess and refer to a competition for dominance and possession of realities within the mind. Champions, in sport or in life, prevail because their cognitive-emotional projection of reality becomes dominant and prohibits the competition from seeing the reality of their own success.
-The athlete who builds and maintains their own cognitive-emotional knowing and feeling of well-being and success will win because they are allowing the events, conditions, and circumstances of their intent to exist.-
A downloadable PDF of “Cognitive-Emotional Theory and The Personal Power of Qi: An Athlete’s Evolutionary Heritage of Strength, Speed, Agility, Cunning, and Success” (40,400 words) is freely available for all instructors, students, and athletes at https://emotional-evolution.com/ as is its foundational publication: “Emotions-as-Effect Theory: The Linguistic Semantics of Emotional vs. Cognitive Dysregulation” (13,300 words).
-Life is about a cognitive-emotional allowing of the flow of an energy called Qi.-
“Cognitive-Emotional Theory and The Personal Power of Qi: An “Athlete’s” Evolutionary Heritage of Strength, Speed, Agility, Cunning, and Success” provides a unique methodology for developing an athlete’s powers and creativity by restructuring their cognitive-emotional dynamics to utilize their own powers of Qi. For the sports enthusiast, this process offers a different perspective for understanding the energy of Qi behind the physical “reality” being observed on the field of play.
– If an athlete learns how to harmonize their cognitive activities with their emotions to feel good, they have the capacity to reach through time and space and attract the necessary ingredients and circumstances for their success, including luck.-
I will gladly and freely address any questions about a greater understanding of our evolved cognitive-emotional dynamic bio-feedback mechanism and its relationship with an individual’s health, well-being, and success and their flow of a personal energy called Qi.
-The question is no longer about how to play the cards that are dealt, but what cards does an individual want to be dealt to play with?-
Andrew O. Jackson
The success of any athletic training cannot be defined solely by the athlete’s ability to win today; success must be defined by the athlete’s ability to achieve with the presence of health, vigor, and joy along with the necessary cognitive skills, abilities, and motivation to nurture these learning behaviors throughout life by employing their own evolved cognitive-emotional bio-feedback mechanisms.