Setting Up A Lifetime of Winning
Last Monday, I gave you three things to consider:
- Face your fear of recovery
- Consider if you have the muscle mass to achieve your goals
- Build your capacity for One Big Slow Day
Another way to think about recovery is to invert – give yourself a protocol that you will enjoy regardless of outcome – lack of enjoyment is a sign your approach is unsustainable.
Injury and illness are socially-acceptable ways to manifest a lack of enjoyment.
Work, school, sport… bad luck is less random than it appears.
The best thing I learned about protocol was taught to me by a doctor friend:
Gordo, we don’t heal people. People heal themselves.
The magic isn’t in the protocol, supplement or dogma…
The magic ingredient is YOU!
Step back from all the noise about protocols.
How might we create a lifetime of winning?
What do we see in every successful person?
- Practice often
- Devote time
- Learn skills
I’ve been reading the literature around SuperElite performance. It gets me fired-up to “practice often, devote time & learn skills”
However… it strikes me as a lot of narrative wrapped around the complex system of human performance.
The literature lacks self-awareness… despite what you see in the media, you probably do not want to be a Super Elite. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Not our situation to solve.
For the rest of us!
The mental side is what’s going limit.
While we are consistently enjoying the journey…
- do work
- take correction
Parents, allocating TIME to have fun while you MODEL these skills is one of the best gifts you can give your kids.
I doesn’t need to be you (but your kids really want you involved).
Teach your kids to be the best version of themselves.