Happy Monday! We all could use a bit of motivation to get rolling on Monday. On Mondays, I like to share a Mantra or short inspirational message. If the message resonates with you, use to motivate yourself in training or life. Do you have your own awesome Mantra? Please share it below in the comments.
“My Mindset Determines My Potential”
We all know this statement is true, and have known so since we were kids. Think back to learning to ride a bike as a kid. You were nervous, and thought to yourself, “I can’t do this, I going to fall”. Eventually your parent would let go, shakily you would take a few pedals on your own, and suddenly you were riding. Something clicked, and now you can ride a bike. Nothing physically changed, your mindset changed from I can’t to I can.
Our mindset is the single most powerful influence on our performance. Even though we already know this, we are quick to dismiss our own capabilities. When faced with a new challenge, it’s easy to say I can’t, and not give it a try. You don’t know if you can or can’t until you give it a try. Replace can’t with ” I can’t right now”. It’s ok to start something new not knowing if you will fail or succeed. New challenges are filled with uncertainty, but having a I can’t mindset is certain failure.
I think this is a much boarder topic. I will tie this into triathlon in an upcoming post.
Is there something in life that your mindset is holding you back from? Let us know in the comments.
7 thoughts on “Monday Mantra – Mindset”
I am what I am and I do what I can.
(I’ve been sick for two weeks–it’s the best I got!)
I love it, and it rhymes.
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Indeed 🙂 That’s how I remember them. And thanks. This sick thing is getting really old
“Change the f’ing tape” – referring to the thought process. That’s my favorite.
All of your mantras have f bombs, and I like it.
That’s how I roll baby! If ANYONE spoke to me the way I do… I like to be tough on me, my dad was so it just works. It’s the only way I know to keep my foot on the gas. The origin was, if it isn’t obvious, recovery. I had to be stripped of all dignity and rebuilt on a real foundation, not on the lies that I constructed to make myself seem okay. I kept a page from treatment and the whole “stripping” process. Thank you.
The only workout you’ll regret is the one you don’t do