I was in my Tai Chi class the other day and the instructor said "success needs two things.... Mindset and Skill Building." I was, of course being a coach, completely on board with this! And then he said the most important part.........The mindset is that "You Can Do It". and that is it. I thought this is fabulous and so simple, and then so difficult at times.
Of course, when we make a goal, we make it with the belief that "I Can Do It". Along the way there are always going to be bumps in the road, setbacks, even outright roadblocks. How do we persevere? Resilience and bounce back are two of the most important building blocks to success.
So, if the mindset needs to be "I Can Do It" then we need always to return to this mindset as quickly as possible, no matter what setbacks we encounter.
When we believe we can do it we figure it out. When we believe we can do it we don't make excuses, we don't blame circumstances or say, "it wasn't meant to be", we just get up again tomorrow and take a small step in the direction of our dreams. If we have a setback that step might be to take care and slow down for a minute, it might be to heal a wound or study a new subject that will inspire our journey. Taking that small step may not always be what we originally thought. Having that under lying mindset that "I Can Do It" will override all negativity and set back.
Let that really sink in. What is the opposite of "I can do it"? "I can't do it". How inspiring is this? How hard are you going to work when you ultimately believe you can't accomplish the task anyway?
Someone else can tell you they don't believe it is possible, but on the inside, if you know you can do it, then you can do it! It may take a little longer, the path may not look like other people's, and you may be a bit bruised by the time you get it all done, but it will be well worth all the effort you put in.
So, what does success mean to you? What is your biggest dream? The one that makes your heartbeat faster and scares you just a little bit?
Write it in your journal and get going! Small step by small step. If you can think it, you can do it! And you need two things:
The belief "I Can Do It" and then start building skills.
And always bounce back to "I Can Do It" as fast as possible.
Love to Ride!!