Mental Toughness Life Skill #3– Using Positive Self-Talk and Visualization (Part 3)

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(Welcome to part 3 on this series on how drown out the negativity that has dominated your personal life. New year’s resolutions are a month away, so why wait to change your mind-set then? Start today.)

The problem with a dominant negative frame of mind is that it can blow the problem way out of proportion and making the situation way worse than it really is.  If this happens, one automatically expects to fail. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #3– Using Positive Self-Talk and Visualization (Part 3)

Distance Yourself from Mediocrity ( A repost)

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(Here’s one of my first posts. You can see how I grew as a writer over that last two years. Happy Thanksgiving and I’ll have a new blog next week).

Today’s mental toughness WOD:

8 rounds

15 push ups

25 squats

Spiderman Crawl Sprint (approximately 20 yards)

Here a good demo of what a Spiderman crawl should look like – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwWLTzooiNI

This is usually the first mental toughness WOD I give to all my clients. Its simplistic, but very brutal because most of you are not accustomed to doing any crawling movements.If you are new to high intensity work, you can scale down the WOD to 5 sets. If you’re already a bad ass, you can amplified the intensity of the WOD by replacing the regular push-ups with explosive clapping push-ups. Continue reading Distance Yourself from Mediocrity ( A repost)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #3– Using Positive Self-Talk and Visualization (Part 2)

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(This is part two on this extensive series on how be more positive in your daily life. Having a positive outlook will be one the most challenging aspects to your journey towards mental toughness. Again, the goal is not to completely get rid of the negativity, but to work against it. Doubt will always be a part of everybody’s persona. The difference is confronting it instead of running away from it.)

To make this positive transition in your life, you must be patient. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #3– Using Positive Self-Talk and Visualization (Part 2)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #3– Using Positive Self-Talk and Visualization (Part 1)

image 6As I mentioned in the mental strategies for attacking the WODs, I stated that using positive self-talk will be one of the most difficult aspects to this mental toughness training program.  If you think using positive dialoguing will be hard during the physical aspect of this training, it will be even more challenging once you step out of the gym. Most of you are so used to your regular routine of daily negative beat downs that it defines who you are – negativity sums up your identity. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #3– Using Positive Self-Talk and Visualization (Part 1)

Stop Letting Others Control You (a repost)

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(Here is a repost that I know some of you will enjoy. I’m reposting this blog because I’ve getting a lot questions on how to handle rejection. Rejection sucks, but you can use it for your advantage.)

I am so lucky and fortunate to have two articles published in Mark’s Daily Apple in the last month. I am very grateful to Mark’s editorial staff as they were very supportive, gracious to helping me put out the best product ever. Aaron at Primal publishing – thank you from the bottom of my heart. You and Mark really have opened the door for me. I am forever grateful.

My second article in MDA was on mental toughness development. Here’s the link – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/mental-toughness-training-in-the-primal-world/#more-36718.

This post is not about the article, but about overcoming my past voices that continues to haunt me during moments of adversity.  Continue reading Stop Letting Others Control You (a repost)