Shaping the future consciously - with Felix Gottwald
What can we do to consciously shape our future? Felix Gottwald, Austria's most successful Olympic athlete, answered this question for our guests at our Meet & Greet together with netzeffekt.
Change needs repetition
Well known, but often forgotten: The brain learns through repetition. Sounds bland, but it's a relatively practical thing. Having to constantly do or design everything differently is draining. Repetition also gives us structure and an overview in a world that is changing ever faster, according to Gottwald.
What many people don't know: You can consciously promote your own attention. And it's surprisingly easy to do. Felix Gottwald names three points:
- Sit down with maximum body tension
- Breathe consciously in order to be tense and relaxed.
- Look with childlike enthusiasm
Bring about change
According to Gottwald, anyone who wants to make specific changes should live by the answers to the following three questions:
- When is the right time for change? Now.
- Who is the most important person? The person who is opposite me right now. Then encounter happens.
- What is the most important thing to do? To do what we do with heart.
Felix Gottwald's motivation worked: the former Nordic combined athlete managed to get all the guests at the event up out of their chairs and moving together.
Want a deep dive?
If you want to dive deeper into the topic, Felix Gottwald recommends his book:
- A Day in My Life by Felix Gottwald
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