(This is the 6th part on this continuing investigation on applying your will to your daily life. In the last blog, I talked about how we need to be patient when facing our personal obstacles. We would all love to wipe out our problems when they first hit us, but that’s not reality. Sometimes, we need to be methodical while we take small steps towards defeating our opponents. Just don’t confuse being patience with being lackadaisical. You can take your time and still be on the attack. Certain situation requires aggressiveness to takes form in smaller actions instead of one big knockout punch. As long as you are doing something to overtake the oppression, you are getting closer to overcoming the bad predicament. The worse you can do is run, hide or do nothing. This is all a sign of weak will.
The biggest key to overcoming the most insurmountable obstacles is having a will that never quits. This whole series is all about developing your will to tolerate the bodily pain from the WODs and the major heartbreaks from life. When you can endure higher levels of physical and emotional discomfort, is sign that your will is alive and defiant to any thoughts of surrendering.)
One of the biggest mistakes we all can make when fighting our personal adversities is premature celebrating. There have been many times in my life where I presumed I overcame an obstacle, but didn’t. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 6)
When life has you cornered, you must have a strong will to get you out of the mess.
(This is part 5 is this continuing series on how to bring your will into your daily life. By now, most of you are discovering how empowering your will is through the physical training. What will get you past a lung busting WOD is not a big muscles, but a will that refuses to quit. Now you must transfer this unbeatable determination to your personal adversities. Remember your will can not distinguish what your challenges are. It can’t decipher if the obstacle is an ass kicking WOD or a major problem at your work. Your will doesn’t give a dam if you are in the squat rack or the boardroom.
The goal of your will is to wipe out all obstacles and doubts that get in the way of your success and accomplishments.
Let’s take another step today in the development of your will to the real world.)
The major difference between facing physical challenge in the gym and a personal problem at home is the time factor. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 5)
(In part one of this series on dealing with being unemployed and mental toughness training, I talked about how getting laid off can be one of life’s biggest challenges. When your family is depended on you and you suddenly have no cash flow, it can be a very stressful time in your life. I know for me when I was let go of my job a couple of years ago, I was devastated. Being fired wasn’t the hard part. It was the constant frustration of looking, applying for work and getting no responses. I can’t tell you how mentally down I was. Unless you have tons of money stacked away in your saving account, getting whacked from your job will be one the most difficult things that you will have to deal with.)
If any of you that has been following this blog and have recently received a pink slip, you must not give up on your mental toughness pursuit. You must make it a double effort to maintain doing the WODs Continue reading Mental Toughness and Getting Laid off (part 2 – a repost)
(This is part 4 is this series on how to apply a strong will in your personal life. In the last installment, I talked about how your life can be negatively altered in a split second. One moment you can feel like you’re on top of the world. Your love life is great, you’re making gains in your career and you finally got some cash stashed away in your saving. However, if you are standing the wrong place at the wrong time, a drunk driver or natural disaster can turn your world upside down without any warning. When you are close to losing what you love the most, having a iron-clad will is what can get you through your must trying times.
Fate can be quite cruel. Just turn on the nightly news and you are overwhelmed with sad stories about bad things done to very good people. In order to counter-attack these unjustified acts against your life , you must have a will that can crawl, scratch and bite when you are at your lowest and most vulnerable to giving up on life.)
As you begin to apply the skill of applying your will from the WODs to your personal life, you will notice one huge difference. With the workouts, there is a usually a time limit for you to finish the WOD. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 4)