If You Think You Can, Then You Will:
Your mind is your most powerful tool
“Yes is the answer, and you know that for sure.
Yes is surrender, you gotta let it go.”
-John Lennon, “Mind Games”
The only thing holding you back this year is you. Tell yourself you can do anything you want, and do it. Your mind is a powerful tool, it can hold you back—paralyzing yourself with fear or self doubt or it can lead you to achievements you’ve never thought possible. All you have to do is tell yourself to do it, and do it. Seriously, it’s that easy.
As cliché as it sounds, your mind is your most powerful tool in any athletic endevour you try. If you don’t think you’ll be able to climb a mountain/run a marathon/finish a triathlon, then you probably never will. Goal setting is a simple formula:
Goal + Commitment = Achievement
Once you’ve committed to a goal, hold yourself to the highest level of accountability you can and stick with your training plan. Join a running group or a training group like Team in Training to help fuel your motivation, stay focused and keep your eye on the prize.
Your mind is best friend and worst enemy. Even the best of us can lag in self doubt and low confidence during a race or a training run but remember, that happens to everyone so stay strong and tell yourself you can do it.
Remember to set realistic goals for yourself but ultimately you decide what you want and can achieve.
We believe in you and once you know the feeling of accomplishment you’ll wonder what you can’t do. Go get ‘em tiger!