Of course, “believe in yourself” is not enough (please don’t be a participation trophy kid) but I am pretty certain that especially in sports there is power in this advice because it sets the foundation for your journey to great fitness performance. When you believe in yourself, you:
1. You are your #1 fan by reinforcing that you can accomplish (within reason and your own physical limitations) anything you set your mind (and body) to. This helps I think avoiding being crippled with self-doubt especially when competing – to stop that inner monologue and replace it with a positive mindset reaffirming you’re fully capable of getting the task at hand done
2. You tackle self-doubt and channel your mind into focus by talking down your fears and questions that can stop you in your tracks (“this is too painful I need to stop”) because your wandering mind can always find a million reasons for you to fail (“it’s too late I will go train tomorrow”) and in the end you sabotage yourself without even seeing it
3. Reflect on training success because when you believe in yourself, you not only can constantly have a look back at all the times when you successfully went beyond your talents to do well either while training or competing but also frame your failures simply as times your efforts didn’t pay off. Those who always look down on themselves often let their failures haunt them and thus impairing their ability to try and try again to improve their performance.
4. You think realistically and you see your training and actions from different perspectives, you’ll see how your efforts impact your overall performance and how little your mistakes matter when it’s okay to inflate your own self-esteem to reach your personal fitness goals
5. Count your victories and celebrate yourself because it’s the sum of the small victories and understanding that each time you fail doesn’t mean you’ve lost, it’s just that your next victory has just been delayed until next time. Believing in yourself will help you run away from the self-pity party and see your weaknesses as opportunities for improvement and to see all your strengths as reasons for celebration
@philippemora > I come from the future. I work and I workout.
Always be kind and passionate. 🙏❤️💪🏋️♀️🔥🚀
I come from the future. I work and I workout. Always be kind and passionate.