Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 8)

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(This is part 8 in this series on how to get your mind ready to battle the difficulties of life. In the previous posts, I discussed heavily the importance of having the right frame of mind to start off your day. One of the best ways to do this is to ask yourself a series of confronting questions to help you zone in on your daily and long term goals. Once you have a clear purpose of what you want, you must follow up with some actions to back up your thoughts. There will always be setbacks in your pursuit.  But, instead of getting overly frustrated, you perceive obstacles in your way as a sign that you are going in the right direction.  Instead of giving up, you get angry that you used to give up on yourself.  This pushes you further to go out and get what you want.

Being this fanatical about reaching your goals is the lifestyle of someone living with an aggressive mind-set).

One of the main problems the average Joe and Jane have is that they think just showing up for life will get them out of their problems. As if fate and fortune is on their side just waiting to be handed to them. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 8)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 7)

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(This is part 7 is this series on how to get yourself in attack mode in your life. Getting geared up for the WODs is relatively easy. You find the motivation within yourself and you go into the workout with a never say die attitude. However, the hardships you faced in life are different than a 20 minute WOD. Some challenges takes days, weeks and even years to overcome. In order to stay focused and motivated, you must remind yourself daily of your long term goals.  Drilling yourself self-questions is one of the best ways to keep you on your edge. Today’s blog will continue on this theme and show you more creative ways to get you ready to face and conquer your upcoming skirmishes).When it comes to creating reflective self-questions, there are no rules.  Use your imagination and freedom to find inner motivation and fuel.

Deep down inside, we all know which buttons to push in ourselves. If you are struggling with this self-reflective process, try to be as specific as possible with your questions and responses. If you ask yourself a personal question, don’t be vague with your responses.  The more specific you are with your answers, the more they will stimulate a high emotional reaction out of you. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 7)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 6)

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(This is the sixth part on this very in depth look at how a daily preparation process can get you to live life to its fullest.  In the last part, I talked about how important it is to make this preparation process an ingrained habit for you. Once you do often and see the power of self-confronting questions, it will be part your daily routine. Instead of wasting your time answering useless emails or petty texts, you will be using this precious morning time to get you ready for war. Now instead of ducking for cover, you will be in attack mode. This simple change in your life will make a huge difference in how your purse and overcome the negative situations in your life.)

If this morning prep work all seems like a chore for you to do, you can make some adjustments with your empowering-questioning by making the whole experience more enjoyable. One of the ways I do this is that I teach my clients to look for the positive gains that they have been making.  Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #1 – Prepare Yourself to be the Aggressor (Part 6)