Power of you

Power of YOU!  What exactly does that mean?  A prime example is something that I really enjoy dealing with on a pretty regular basis.  Running!  Let me explain why I think it's a great example.  When I go out on a run, typically the first mile is easy but mentally my mind isn't into it yet so I constantly question if I can complete the run that day.  So the first mile is a major mental game for me.  Once that mile has been finished, I'm in my groove and things just flow.  But....like my run yesterday where I pushed myself to run steep inclines, I am always challenging myself mentally and physically.  

The thing that always amazes me, is the "Power of YOU!"  Yesterday about half way through the hill climb, my mind was saying "you can't finish this hill, it's too hard."  My body was aching, breathing was labored, sweat was pouring off my head, and in that instant you have 2 choices.  Listen to the voice in your head and stop, or tell your mind to "shut it" and push through.  The phrase "mind over matter." is in full swing in these moments.  It is such an interesting fact to analyze if you take the time to do so.

Using my small example, can you think of times that you have had to overcome what your mind was telling you?  These moments happen all the time, and don't have to be associated with a sport.  They happen daily in all sorts of different moments and challenges.  I'd just challenge you to remember the "POWER OF YOU!" the next time you doubt yourself.  You are much greater than you give yourself credit for, and this is a FACT!


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