Do you know what happens when you change your thinking?
When you change the way you think, your mind changes too.
Once upon a time, it was impossible for anyone to walk a mile in less than 4 minutes. When Roger Bannister thought it was possible and achieved that “impossible” goal, mainstream thinking changed from “it can't” to “yes, it can” and over 1,000 athletes have since covered miles under 4 minutes.
The same applies to the sub-2-hour marathon. The really interesting thing about the man who broke that barrier, Eliud Kipchoge, is that he never really won much – at least in terms of top athletes, and he wasn't even selected for his country for the 2012 London Olympics.
He turned and shifted his focus from the racetrack to the road running. He became the dominant marathon runner in the world and broke the 2-hour mark in Vienna in 2019 with the help of a support team. The video below is worth a look.
The interesting thing is that thinking has changed from “can't” to “can” and there is a fundamental lesson for all of us in our daily lives.
You don't have to be Roger Bannister or Eliud Kipchoge. You just have to rethink your way of thinking.
If you think (the how) with a positive attitude, and maybe use some of the following things, it will have a positive effect on your opinion and then on your performance, be it with your weight management or whatever the task:
- "I am worth it to be successful"
- "I CAN be successful and I deserve to be successful"
- "I AM good enough"
- "I am already a SUCCESS today"
- "I love myself for what I am today"
After my video about stress last week, I'll follow up with a video about indoor training and how it can help relieve lockdown stress. These are not 4-minute miles or 2-hour marathons.
Last week's Motivate Me, click here – You can't avoid stress, so manage it – Learn how