Life can get pretty routine. Which is nice because we don’t have to think too hard about things.
The problem is when we don’t think about things we aren’t engaging as much in our lives and we tend to stay on auto-pilot.
While at an athletic training symposium this week, I heard a talk on sport psychology from an ATC who works with elite athletes. He mentioned that everyone has a super bowl they are training for. When an athlete goes down with an ACL tear, their eyes get fixed on getting back on the field, or winning a championship on a restored and healed leg.
We “regular folk” aren’t necessarily playing a competitive sport. But we are in the game of life.
Good athlete’s don’t get that way because they sat around thinking about it. They got better and excelled because they took action on a daily basis with tenacity to fight for it.
How much have you side-lined your personal goals and dreams because of a nagging injury, or fear of putting yourself out there to accept a physical challenge?
There is always a way to find victory in your pursuit toward your own Super Bowl moment:
1) Get empowered: Find a way to get inspired and find hope again. This step is one of the hardest, and yet in the end the most simple. Say yes to taking the first step. You are capable.
2) Fail: There is no better way to get over your fear than to fail and realize you can get through it. Failure is what helps you learn. It’s not a weakness.
3) Celebrate your milestones: Find ways to reward yourself with the little things. Never miss an opportunity to find appreciation for progress.
4) Surround yourself with the Positive: Constantly reinforce your positive thinking by finding people who will encourage you, listen to inspiring music or podcasts, or share your journey with social media as a way to document how far you are going and to get accountability to reach your finish line.
5) Lean into the Magic: you have to be in constant touch with your hopes and dreams. Keep your vision and your super bowl moment top of mind by creating vision boards, putting pictures on your screen savers, talking and reading about it with whomever will listen.
“Capacity, audacity, and tenacity will take you to your mountaintop” –Robin Sharma, author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series.
Your dreams and goals are worth pursuing. If you need a helping hand to get started, give me a buzz and I will help you create your first action steps!