Over the course of the month of November, NBC Sports has been releasing videos featuring various male sports superstars discussing the importance of mental health as well as how they approach the subject.
NBC Sports has released a documentary titled “Headstrong” in conjunction with men’s health month. Among the athletes who participated in the nationwide project was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson covered positive self-talk and the importance of staying in the moment. He also touched on his approach to goal setting. Wilson explained that we all have the power to write our own stories. It takes a vision, a work ethic and fearlessness to chase your dreams.
“The easiest way to start, in my opinion, is to one, write out where you want to go," Wilson said. "What’s my end destination? Then I think about where I am currently, right now. Then I think about the necessary steps to get there.”
Wilson’s Seahawks are currently 8-2 and going into a Week 12 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles. They’re just one game back of the NFC West-leading 49ers and still have a shot at the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
The quarterback is one of three legit NFL MVP candidates (Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott being the other two) and leads the league with 23 touchdown passes and a 114.9 passer rating. He’s got obvious God-given talent, but he’d assuredly attribute much of his continued success (especially in moments when the pressure is highest) on his daily focus on his own mental health.
Tune into Headstrong on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday, Nov. 27th at 7:30pm PST after hockey!