Russell Wilson is one athletically gifted human being.
Mostly everyone with clear eyes can see that.
The veteran Seahawks quarterback is a star on the football field and has also shown his stuff in baseball, with being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 4th round on the 2010 MLB draft.
Wilson trains to be prepared for anything and everything on and off the field. His numbers show do prove that.
The other thing people recognize the most with Wilson is his ability to be calm and level headed under pressure situations.
That's because Wilson not only trains his body, he also works on training the other most important thins in his body.
Russell Wilson spoke during a TED talk video session to talk about his ups and downs in life and how he never let that get the best of him, as well as sharing his secrets on how he stays focused under pressure.
Wilson calls how he stays calm during pressure moments "neutral thinking", and relates it to it like driving a car and how this mindset change really shifted and helped his life.
You know how when you drive a car, you've got a 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
Wilson talks about his relationship with Trevor Moawad who has been his mental conditioning coach for the last 10 years now.
The mindset that Wilson has created for himself has helped him thrive on and off the field in everything he does.
Staying in "neutral" is a key factor for anyone who admires Russell and wants to try and understand how he stays so successful in everything he does.
And Wilson doesn't look to slow down anytime soon.
Russell Wilson shares his secret to staying focused under pressure originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest