If I'm holding a basketball under water, and I want it to float to the surface, what do I have to do? Just let it be. Do I need to use positive thinking, affirmations or visualization? No. A basketball naturally floats to the surface. Our minds are the same way. We naturally float back to happiness.
Here's the thing about athletes. They think about their bodies differently than the average gymgoer. They work out, get motivated and define goals -- all differently. And their way is highly effective. You don't need a sponsorship or superior genes to adopt this mind-set and achieve the body results you want.