WEEK 8. STAY ON TARGET
Last week we talked about getting a coach to guide you through this process. This week we’ll assume you have a coach or at least a good plan to follow. Contest preparation is much easier if you break it down into this 3 step process.
- Get a coach or follow a realistic plan designed for your exact situation
- Take measurements weekly to see how the plan is working
- Adjust plan if necessary OR just keep going.
If you aren’t following this process success will be more due to luck than good planning. Let’s assume that this is what you and your coach are doing. Great, just keep doing that….end of article.
But this is not what we do, we’ve left out one very important player in this game, the voice of Doubt. Those that spend most of their day worrying about all the things that could go wrong will justify this behaviour as something that keeps them safe. This statement is about 3% correct. Setting aside some time to trouble shoot possible hurdles and then come up with solutions and game plans to ensure they don’t occur is time well spent, all 60 minutes of it. 60 minutes at the start, not every day for the rest of the contest preparation. Be Honest , are you leaking valuable energy on worrying or are you fully immersed in your day with joy and enthusiasm. Here is some 13th century German Christian monk/mystic wisdom that is relevant
“ Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it” Miester Eckhart
You have your plan, get stuck into it and do it properly. A great deal of satisfaction comes from doing even the most mundane routine tasks properly.
If you find yourself worrying, which is a form of procrastination, stop, take a big breath, smile and get on with what really needs to be done. Worry is just a bad habit, pulling yourself up and getting back on with the task at hand will become your new habit.
“Stay on target” Davish Krail gold 5