Tom Brady has secured his legacy as the best NFL quarterback of all time because of the six Super Bowl rings and numerous career accomplishments in the league. But part of why he marvel at the Patriots quarterback is how he’s been so successful over such a long period of time.

Sustaining that level of play and continuing to win Super Bowls is almost unheard of. But there might be a reason behind Brady’s incomparable success, and it stems from his wife, Gisele Bundchen.

Brady told CBS Boston that his success stems from his superstitious wife, who has him practicing new things before taking the field. From CBS:

You know I’ve learned a lot from my wife over the years,” Brady said, leaning back in a barber’s chair at Gillette’s World Shaving Headquarters in Boston. “She’s so about the power of intention and believing things that are really going to happen.”

Brady said Bundchen “always makes a little altar for me at the game because she just wills it so much,” complete with pictures of his children.

“And I have these little special stones and healing stones and protection stones and she has me wear a necklace and take these drops she makes, I say all these mantras,” Brady said. “And I stopped questioning her a long time ago. I just shut up and listen.”

Brady said he started taking his wife’s advice about four years ago. In that time, the Patriots have appeared in three Super Bowls and are 2-1 in those games.

Maybe it sounds a little strange, but it certainly sounds like the superstitious approach is working for Tom Brady.