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Meet Your Instructor: Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Lesson time 03:29 min

“The Great One” shares the foundation behind his mindset and provides an overview of the class.

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Topics include: Wayne Gretzky Teaches the Athlete’s Mindset


[MUSIC PLAYING] WAYNE GRETZKY: You don't ever know and realize as a human and as an athlete, to what extent you can go to. One of the greatest athletes who ever lived was Jesse Owens. When he won his gold medal, it was pretty remarkable what he did. But over the course of the last 80 years, if you look at how fast a person runs a 100 yard dash today compared to what he did in '36, you can see how we've grown as athletes and how we've gotten better and how we've gotten stronger. But if you look at the mind of a horse in horse racing, in one of the fastest times ever, to this day, is still Secretariat in 1973. The nutrition that the horses get today and the training they get is better than it was in '73, but their mind hasn't changed. The mind of a human athlete has learned so much, we don't know to what extent we're going to get to, because in our minds, we believe as athletes, we're invincible. We can go better. We can get stronger. We can go faster. - Wayne Gretzky has done it again. - Signing the biggest deal in hockey history. - Gretzky is rewriting the entire NHL record book. WAYNE GRETZKY: Tastes great, Mom! - Gretzky has done the unbelievable! WAYNE GRETZKY: During this class, I'm going to teach you the athlete's mindset that my own father taught me as a youngster all the way through my career. You don't have to be a great athlete to make an athlete's mindset work for you. Having a belief in yourself is 3/4 of the battle. [MUSIC PLAYING] My dad told me as a child that I had such a passion for the game that if I followed it, I could get to see the world. I didn't have the hardest shot. I didn't have the quickest release. But what I had was a will to want to score. - He decides to make a play. He looks. That was a score! WAYNE GRETZKY: You learn so much about life if you participate in a sport, and especially a team sport. You learn work ethic and attitude, and unselfishness and teamwork and preparation. Those are all things you're going to use in life. Hard work and commitment will take you to places that you want to go to. It's when you sit down and relax and look in the mirror and think you're better than other people is when you get into trouble. You have to make the commitment to become better than everyone else. I'm Wayne Gretzky, and this is my MasterClass.

About the Instructor

Over his 21-year career, Wayne Gretzky not only rewrote the NHL record book, he also set himself apart as one of the most accomplished professional athletes of all time. Now “The Great One” shares the moments and mindset that made him successful so you can aim for greatness in your own life. Learn the power of an athlete’s mindset and tap into passion, motivation, and dedication. Get ready to take your biggest shot yet.

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