Western Bulldogs premiership hero Dale Morris is currently sitting out with a partially torn ACL.
He got the devastating news in the lead up to the 2018 season, and as a result will miss around half of the year.
Tonight he dropped by the Friday Huddle in the lead up to the Dogs’ clash with Carlton and talked the boys through his mental approach to footy and how he visualised his career and made it happen through sheer willpower.
Morris explained how he used visualisation techniques to help him achieve his AFL dreams.
“Everyone thinks I wanna win a million bucks, I wanna play AFL footy, but that doesn’t really mean anything,” Moriss said.
“If there’s something that you really wanna do — and for me it’s play AFL footy — when you’re thinking about it, dreaming about it, and putting yourself in those situations, you have to heighten all of your senses, the sight, the smell, the touch, and really experience that… it really does work you up and it feels like you’ve actually played a game of AFL footy.
“That’s what I’ve done forever, and I did the same thing about winning the grand final.
“I’d dream and think about the siren going, running and hugging players and standing up there with the medal around your neck and kneeling down to see the Auskicker and putting that medal over your head.”