I wanted to shed some light on a couple things I personally have been running into myself many times before, as well as my 1 on 1 clients. I listened to a podcast this past week about the Crossfit season coming up in the beginning months of 2024, that everyone can take something from, whether you are interested in Crossfit or not.
A few key points I wrote down:
If you'd be embarrassed of the things you say to yourself (while competing-or working out) being broadcasted out loud, you need to work on your inner coach. The only coach you really have when you're alone is the only one in your head that no one else can hear.
People judge themselves on a hidden scorecard that may have nothing to do with athletic or life achievements (this often leaves the world champions feeling empty after athletic achievement if they don't understand their hidden scorecard). Our hidden scorecard is the extent to which we act in accordance with our core values and beliefs- our WHY behind our actions. It’s a great reminder about the importance of aligning our thoughts, words, and actions in life.
My big three take aways, whether you are working out to get better at a certain skill, working out just for fun, or learning anything in life- doesn’t have to be fitness related:
1. Aim to be a better coach to yourself
2. Pay attention to the story you are currently BELIEVING (ie. I will never be able to lift
that weight, I will never be able to look a certain way, I'm genetically not gifted
3. Continue to investigate your "hidden scorecard"
A great quote from the same podcast, "In which areas of my life is it clear that I cannot achieve my goals with the story I've got?” Change your story and you can change your destiny. Whether it be fitness or not, this can apply to anything.