In an absolutely BLAZING fast world, having patience is often the key to success as an athlete and many other areas of life.
We get it…slowing down, finding perspective and harnessing your inner ‘ZEN’ while it feels as if the world is flying by you can be tough. It’s challenging mentally and sometimes physically. It can feel as if you’re almost moving backwards instead of forwards. However, going at a proper pace and rhythm can really help you make long lasting improvements.
Here are THREE tips for practicing the POWER of PATIENCE as an athlete 😉
MAP IT OUT – We know mapping out a long run or ride is smart…and helps to keep you from getting lost…but planning out your goals and desires as an athlete helps you see and stay focused on the big picture. It sounds cliche, but it works!
SETBACKS AND FAILURES – These guys are your friends…seriously. Setbacks and failures allow you the chance to slow down, regroup and maybe gain some fresh perspective on where you’re at in your journey.
TIME AND A HALF – Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and plan in extra time with everything! Have a long bike ride with a 4 hour window to get it done in? Make your target mileage a bit less and remove the stress from ‘having’ to get to a certain point or distance.
Practice patience in your training and watch how much FASTER your racing can become without even stressing about it 😉