After 15 years of coaching experience, training courses, continuing education, and many other levels of professional and personal development the one single variable that matters most when it comes to building on one’s fitness, strength, and performance is our state of mind. The mental side of life is what carries us. It’s the catalyst and the sustainability of a given behavior. Mental toughness is in short supply these days, but it’s not something that is completely extinct.
Regret kills the spirit. It’s like the old saying goes we will regret the things we don’t do more than the things we do. Sure you can make the argument that bad decisions in your life were decisions that you had rather not made, but had you never made them you would never learn, you would never understand correct alternatives, and you wouldn’t be able to advance in your life anywhere forward than your current standing.
You see regret is something that seeds in quietly and doesn’t rear its ugly head until you reach a point in your life where life reveals to you the realization that the opportunity that you walked away from was the biggest mistake of all. You can’t avoid it, it’s life.
by: Brandon Richey
Strength Tip Of The Day…Reinvent Yourself
Reinvent: To bring back in existence or use; To replace with an entirely new version.
The other day I ran into a young man that had moved away from his hometown in order to start a new chapter in his life. I normally don’t strike up personal conversations with strangers to such a degree, but he kept volunteering information about his life so I just kept listening.
In the previous blogisode I discussed the mindset and independent choice that is required in overcoming adversity. The response and feedback that I received from that post was great so I know that I have my work cut out for me in trying to beat that one out. Now I’m going to have to RISE to the occasion, Dark Knight pun intended! :-)Anyways 3,2,1, and here we GO!
For today’s post I want to express a different tone and steer a little off the normal path in terms of getting my message across. Today’s post is about overcoming adversity. I sincerely hope that today’s post will leave you with a positive mindset and serve as a catalyst for you to overcome whatever adversity you may be facing in your life. Yeah, I know this isn’t quite the usual message, but it does fit into the context of strength and that can carry over into your day to day pursuit of fitness, as well as any other part of your life for that matter.