Manufacture Your Day by CHALLENGING YOURSELF
Yesterday I participated in a 100 km bike ride – cycling that is.
My husband and I had signed up for the Granfondo Epic Tour in the spring. We didn’t really think about our trip to Europe and that we wouldn’t be here to train.
I really doubted myself and I thought that I wouldn’t be able to cycle 100 km without having been in the saddle for 7 weeks.
My husband encouraged me and said, “Of course you can do it. You are fit and you’re strong.”
Sometimes that’s all people need to hear – words of encouragement and someone who believes in them.
The course ended up being a little bit longer than what I signed up for and I ended up with 107 km.
It was a tough ride because it was cold and it was super windy with wind gusts of 32 km/h. I did better than expected and finished in 4 hours and 13 minutes.
I am happy that I took on the challenge.
Our mind plays tricks on us. It’s all about overcoming what the little voice in our head says.
Whenever you experience self-doubt, try this:
- Get a boost of optimism – someone else’s enthusiasm and optimism can be contagious.
- Take action despite your fears – whenever I think I can’t do something I am determined to prove myself wrong.
- Visualize a positive outcome – I see myself getting a positive result.
It’s all about getting better and mentally stronger.
So keep spinning these wheels in your mind and know that you are in control.