This morning, while riding my trainer for the zillionth time this winter, two things struck me.
First, from the moment the alarm sounded at 5:15AM I did not want to ride this trainer?
Second, how the heck did i get 25 minutes into the ride?
For me it's called Let's Make a Deal. It's probably the most important skill I've learned. Being the stubborn little feist that I am, if you tell me I can't have something, I want it. If I MUST do it, I won't. So rather than mentally beat myself up that I MUST run 8 miles or swim 2500 yards or ride the trainer, I agree that I don't have to. Just walk to the top of the hill, then see if you want to run. Drink your coffee on the trainer as a warm up, then quit. Every now and then I still skip the workout, however, this skill gives me a 90% success rate for workouts on the verge of skip.
Then the THIRD thing hit me.
Why can't I use this technique in my life? I get mental blocks about stuff I MUST complete all the time, especially writing. Why not? Indeed. I'm trying it today.
How many of you have learned skills during training that have helped you in life? What are they? Can I borrow them.? :)