My mind, like most peoples, often meanders and does it’s thing while I’m busy doing something else. A thousand thoughts can occur in a second most of which I’m not completely aware of. The other day while I was training I noticed one particular thought as though I’d had it for the first time even though I’m quite sure that I’ve been thinking a variation of it for years. It was:
“Not bad for 40 something”.
You know how it is – you’re oblivious to a thought until suddenly it becomes so loud that it demands your attention. Since I’ve become aware of it, I’ve realized how I’ve used that thought to cap my training habits (ie: used it as an excuse) for the last couple of years. Oops.
Now this thought could inspire a mid-life crisis but I think I’m gonna reframe it into something like this: “Did I train as hard and as well as I could have today? Did I fuel my body as well as I could today?”
Everyone has self-limiting beliefs – sometimes they masquerade as being self-congratulatory. I urge you to have a listen for yours. You can’t change what you aren’t aware of.