Cam Newton reveals he is going celibate to try and win the Super Bowl
There are plenty of ways to achieve greater success in your life, whether it's in your job, your love life, or your hobby of choice. Many end up leaning into superstitions or taking the easy route, but it shouldn't be understated how much getting in the right headspace can be for this sort of thing. Actually getting there is the hard part.
That's where certain good habits and practices can have a knock-on effect - a technique that Cam Newton is definitely leaning into after a comparatively lacklustre 2018 season in the NFL. And while a poll voted on by players from 25 NFL teams chose him as the most underrated quarterback in the league not too long ago, he believes he's not on top form.
The Carolina Panthers started to struggle back in November, at which point Newton revealed part of it came down to his personal performance. After the team lost to the New Orleans Saints, their sixth straight loss, the football player said that a shoulder injury had been hindering his efforts during this streak of losses. Then, on January 24, he underwent surgery on this right shoulder.
Now he's hoping to change the tide - which has lead him on a streak of giving up various things he loves for one month. In January it was no gambling and in February it was no meat. So what exactly is the reason behind this? Well, he wants to improve his mental fortitude - which also means giving up sex.
Not only that, but March will see him drop WiFi too, all in order to make him a better quarterback - as he explained in a recent interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
“I wanted it to be challenging,” Newton, who has a long-term girlfriend and three children, said. “I’m coming off shoulder surgery.”
“It makes my mind stronger,” Newton said. “So when the season comes around, I say if I did those things, I’m mentally stronger.”
Actor David Boreanaz, who was also appearing on the show as a guest, joked that he should have taken that challenge during February, as it only has 28 days.
Luckily for Newton, he's only got a week or so left of this month...