Feeling ripped off because the early mornings, the endless hours, sweat, tears, all seem like a waste of time when you don’t perform on the day?
Then there are the disagreements with friends and family. When you get a setback or don’t do well they say, “you were training too hard anyway, maybe you should take a break”.
Don’t let their disappointment and fear bring you down. Yes, they mean well, but seriously, it’s a projection of their stuff and not being able to handle it, not yours.
The toughest paddlers are the ones who carry on, even when it seems like everything is against them. Because they understand the importance of failure and its potential to help you up level. Mentally tough paddlers are those who build resilience.
And that’s exactly where my strengths lie, in helping you to build your resilience, manage overwhelm, anxiety and fear to make them work for you not against you.Its about learning to work with those emotions, not shutting them off.
A really quick way to start turning around how you respond to setbacks is to check your language.
What words do you say to yourself when you haven’t met your own expectations? If its negative, then reframe it to build yourself back up.
I have a really great debrief tool to help put things in perspective after a race if it doesn’t go as planned and to help improve for next time. Drop me an email if you would like a copy free. YES, please send me a free debrief tool.
If you need an extra helping hand here are two ways you can work with me;
- learn online with a virtual training course – Learn more
- explore coaching, mentorship, and paddle community support – Tell me more!
Remember, feel the emotion, and then decide what you can do next to improve.
Thanks for reading my little blog, its been random lately but I am making it a priority to get back into it. Its one of those key learnings for me trying to balance my passion as a coach and training myself!
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