We all know that our mind plays a big role in our performance and often negative thoughts override sections of our training.
Resistance leads to thoughts that are notorious for holding you back and limiting your performance. Resistance is your inner critic. She will not only ruin your best intentions, she will also pull you into negative self talk and give you 800 excuses that leave you in doubt.
It's important to know that resistance affects everyone in different ways, however doesn't leave anyone out. Everyone who dares to chase big dreams or create challenging goals will experience moments where you fell like you have let yourself down, where you perform poorly and ultimately blame yourself for the outcome. So how can you learn the coping skills required to help keep resistance from sabotaging everything you're working so hard to achieve?
First you have to learn to recognize it. It often shows up as fear of failure, procrastination, indecision, distraction, negative self talk or drama. Building up consistent training, sticking to a program and focusing on your goals will help, however it's also important to do weekly, bi-weekly or monthly check in's to help keep peace of mind.
Take a piece of paper or create two columns on our computer. One for NEGATIVE thoughts and one for POSITIVE thoughts.
1. Set a timer for anywhere from 2-5min and write down all your negative thoughts, no matter how irrational they sound.
2. Take a moment to reflect on what you wrote down and identify the negative chatter that might be holding you back or interfering with performance.
3. Next replace the negative thoughts with rational, positive thoughts.
The goal is to change the conversation and move forward!
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