Today is Mental Toughness Thursday and today I want you to get our of your own way.
So often in class I see someone overthinking a movement. You can see it on their face. Thinking is, of course, a good thing, but when we overthink something we lose our ability to start. We lose our ability to move. Overthinking can stall our momentum.
When we are learning something new, especially something physical, we need lots of repetition and practice to develop the motor pathway. We need lots of repetition and practice to develop the skill. We need lots of repetiton and practice period. It's repetition and practice that develops momentum. It's the momentum that keeps us engaged.
Next time you find yourself stalled out and unable to move forward, just move. Don't worry about it being perfect. Stop thinking and make an attempt. You'll probably surprise yourself and the momentum you generate will make the next attempt easier.
The Whole Life Challenge starts this Saturday. So many of us want to look better, sleep better, eat better, exercise consistently, etc. Yet, when I ask folks to do the WLC I hear so many of you getting in your own way. I hear endless reasons why you aren't doing the challenge. Why not just get out of our own way and try something different? The WLC is a great venue for practicing the healthy lifestyle habits we all want to make. Do it, you won't regret living a better life. Click on the image below to sign up.
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