When putting the question out there I was originally thinking along the lines of NLP like what Chris suggests here:
Originally Posted by Chris Salvato
Finally, when I am ready to lift, i say to myself as i do it:
By the time I get to realizing I passed Step 5 the bar is either on my shoulder/over my head or its a fail.
> I try to clear my mind, walk onto the platform and as Im setting up my stance I say to myself 'I own the platform and cage', then follow the steps chris mentions above as a mental checklist but without actually saying it in my head. Then boom! do the lift.
> All the other stuff is great as well. Love the Yoda quote, think I may say that in my head from now on! (in yodas voice)