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June 8, 2010, Russell Wilson, fourth-round pick to the Colorado Rockies baseball. I'm fired up, one of the highest moments of my life. Every kid's dream to be drafted by a Major League Baseball team. June 8, 2010.

2010年6月8日,拉塞尔 · 威尔逊,在第四轮中被科罗拉多洛基棒球队选中。我兴奋极了,这是我人生最巅峰的时刻之一。每个孩子都梦想着入选美国职业棒球联盟的球队。2010年6月8日。

June 9, 2010 --


The line goes flat. My dad passes away. The highest of the high to the lowest of the low. Just like that. My dad laying in his deathbed, just tears running down my face, you know, what do I do next? My mind racing, memories, flashbacks, moments, early mornings, getting up, taking grounders and throwing, speed outs and deep post routes to my brother and my dad, to early morning car rides to AAU baseball, to my dad being the third-base coach.


Fast-forward to the championship high of winning a Super Bowl, holding up the Lombardi Trophy and the emotions and the excitement of it all, blue and green confetti all over the place and knowing that you just won the Super Bowl, to a year later, the pressure of the game, the ball on the one-yard line, and this is the chance to win the game, and it doesn't work. And however many millions and millions of people all over the world watching. And having to walk to the media, and what do I say next, what do I do, what do I think?


Being married at a young age and just coming out of college and everything else, to, you know, shortly after, marriage not working out and realizing, you know what? Life happens. Life happens, life happens to all of us. Loss of family members, divorce, fear, pain, depression, concerns, worries. When you think about being superpositive -- yes, I'm positive by nature, but positivity, you know, it doesn't always work,

年纪轻轻就结了婚,并且才刚刚大学毕业,还有其他所有的事情,很快,你发现婚姻并不顺利,然后我才意识到,知道吗?这就是生活。这就是生活,并且生活对我们每个人都一视同仁。失去家人,离婚, 恐惧,伤痛,消沉,纠结,担心。当你想保持超级乐观——是的,我天生是一个乐观的人,但是乐观,你知道,事情不可能一直顺利,

because when you're down 16-nothing in an NFC championship game, and people are like, "Russ, we're not going to be able to win this game, man, it's not a great situation right now," or when you're facing cancer, or when you have things you have to deal with or finances and this and that, like, how do we deal with it? It's hard to be positive in the midst of it all. And what I definitely knew was this: that negativity works 100 percent of the time. Negativity was going to get me nowhere.


I started saying to myself, "New are his mercies every morning," new beginnings, new starts. And despite hardship and pain and worries and wanting to get through it and "How do I do this?", I started thinking about a car. You know how when you drive a car, you've got stick shift and you want to shift to neutral? You go from first gear to second gear, all the way to fifth? You've got to know how to shift to neutral. And I needed to shift to neutral immediately, before I crashed.


Sitting there after the Super Bowl, I had a decision to make: Will I let this define my career? Will I let it define my life? Hell, no. What I found out was this: that mindset is a skill. It can be taught and learned. I started 10 years ago, training my mind, with this guy named Trevor Moawad, my mental conditioning coach. He's been with me for 10 years, and we've been best friends and partners ever since.

在超级碗赛后,我坐在那里,我做了一个决定:我会让这次失败定义我的职业生涯吗?我会让它定义我的人生吗?当然不会。我发现的是:那个思维方式是一个技能,它可以学习和训练。十年之前,我开始训练我的思维方式,和我的心理教练特雷弗 · 穆阿瓦德,他指导我十年了,我们成为了最好的朋友和搭档。

As athletes, we train the body, we train ourselves to be able to run fast, throw farther, jump higher and do these different things, but why don't we train our mind? What do you want your life to look like? Write it out, talk about it, say it. What's our language, what does it look like, watch these highlights, Russell, when you're in your best moments. What does that look like? And be that, live that, sound like that. The best free throw shooters, they don't worry about the shot they just missed. They think about this shot, this putt, this throw, this first down.


Then I met this kid Milton Wright, 19 years old, he had cancer three different times. This day when I went to see him, he was frustrated, "Russ, I'm done, I don't want to do this anymore, it's my time to go." I started telling him this story about my dad, how he used to say, "Son, why not you? Why don't you graduate early, play pro football and pro baseball? Why not you, why not you?" I said,

当我见到这个19岁的孩子米尔顿 · 怀特时,他经历过三次不同的癌症。我去看他的那天,他很烦躁,"拉塞尔,我完了,我不想再这么活着了,我想要离开了。"我说不,我开始给他讲我爸爸的故事,他过去常说,“儿子,你为什么不?你为什么不早点毕业,为什么不打职业美式足球或者橄榄球?你为什么不,你为什么不?”我说,

"Milton, why not you? If you try T-cell therapy, and you try this and it doesn't work, you won't remember it." So Milton got a smile on his face and said, "You're exactly right. Yes, I do have cancer, Russ. But I can either let this kill me, not just physically, but I can also let it kill me emotionally and mentally. And I have a choice right now, in the midst of the problem, in the midst of the storm, to decide to overcome."


One of the questions I always get asked about neutral thinking is this: "Does that mean I don't have any emotion?" And I always say, absolutely not. Yeah, we have emotions, we have real-life situations, we have things to deal with. But what you have to be able to do is to stay focused on the moment and to not be superemotional. It's OK to have emotions, but don't be emotional.


When people look at me, they see that I'm the highest-paid player in the NFL, they see that I have the girl in Ciara, that I have the family and this and that. But I still have real-life situations. We all do. We all have, you know, sadness and loss and depression and worries and fear. I didn't just get here. What's the truth, and how do I come through this better? And that's really, kind of, how my mind started shifting. It was not just on the success of it all or the failure of it, it was on the process, like: What is the next step, how do I do this right here, right now?


We have a choice to make in life. And for me, when I was young and I didn't have much, I made a choice. I made a choice that I was going to believe that great things were going to happen, that I was going to have my mindset right, and I was going to have the right language and the right things to think about, which helped prepare me for today.


Because I'm just human. I just have the ability to throw the ball a long way and run around and make some cool and fun throws and make some people smile. But the reality is that I still have pressure, I still have worries, I still have fears, I still have things that happen. Still have loss.


Positivity can be dangerous. But what always works is negativity. I never wanted to live in negativity, so I stayed in neutral. I kept my shift in neutral. And so that's where I lived, and that's where I've been living ever since.




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