There is a saying I adore about that little voice inside your head that says you can’t do it something. It is lying.
Self-doubt is a very real inhibitor of success. We see it in business. We see it in like sports and fitness. We see it in a lot of life’s lessons.
It is something that I have struggled with all of my life. Of some things I am certain. Of others, not so much. I was reminded of this earlier in the week as I set out for a run. My mind began by saying I could do it, and then after a couple of miles it retracted that sentiment. Running is something that I am trying to get better at, and I know that it is simply mind over matter. Believing that I can do it will get me all the way there. Otherwise, I will be left to walk the rest of the way forever, and I am not so sure I can settle for that.
In fact, even the most physically active, highest level competitors are more likely to slip-up if they are feeling self-doubt. That heightened anxiety really does affect performance a person’s abilities in physically active people in competitive situations.
Of course, there is certainly nothing wrong with walking. In time will get you where you want to go. It will simply take you longer.
You get the metaphor here, right?
Then again, some people say that slow and steady wins the race. As for me, I am going to continue trying to get my mindset in a place where it can conquer the matter, and get me to where I want to be a little bit faster. How about you?