No matter what you do, where you are, or what your profession may be, are you taking the time to put your armor on?
How often do we sacrifice being fully in the present moment because we are held back by some memory, regret or failure from the past? Or how often do our present circumstances affect our ability to think about a bigger and brighter future? These are questions and challenges that most of us face on a regular basis, and they can hold us back from furthering our personal growth and development. So how can we think about these things differently?
"I will never make the team." "I'm not smart enough." "I will never get the job." "I'll never lose the weight." Have any versions of these stories ever found their way into your mind? Do you ever catch yourself throughout the day putting yourself down - whether saying the words out loud or reciting them internally? These stories entrench themselves in our mind and look for every opportunity to prove to us why they are right. I'm here to tell you that they are dead wrong - but only if we take the action to interrupt those stories, and put in the work to write new ones. We are the authors of the stories that go on between our ears, so lets get's writing (or re-writing)!
In life as in sports, we spend most of our time practicing and putting in the reps to be ready when it’s time to perform. It’s that time and hard work that allows us to EXECUTE in the moment rather than thinking through the steps and mechanics of the task at hand.