Coach E here:
I spent many years competing in endurance events and I used to take my time very seriously. My time was everything. My watch determined whether my race was a success or failure. This mental paradigm created a mountain of stress, anxiety and ultimately robbed me of the joy of training and racing.
The game forever changed before one big event when my mother knowingly put her hands on my shoulders and said, “Erik whatever happens today, don’t forget to have a good time.”
It finally really hit me. This was not about my time but about enjoying my time. On a deeper level it was about feeling enough irrespective of outcome and allowing myself to fully experience joy in the journey.
Take away: When it comes to racing or life, don’t allow a number to rob you of your joy. And whatever you do, don’t forget to have a good time!
About: I want to help you live a fit and happy life you love. I am an award-winning peak performance coach, presenter and author who has helped hundreds of people take inspired action since 1995.
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