Showing posts from September, 2012

The Real Value of Experience

Everything I've done up until this point, has prepared me for what I'm about to do. I'm paraphrasing a little bit, but I heard this on an interview I listened to yesterday. It really resonated with me. The interview was about business; and since I'm considering making a pretty significant shift in my business strategy here in the near future, I found the quote encouraging. It's not just about business though ... Pretty much applies to life in general. Everything we've done, every experience we've had, and especially every mistake we've made, has gotten us ready for whatever it is we're about to do next. In a way, if you've lived a charmed life, and haven't had to deal with adversities or failures, you may actually be at a disadvantage when compared to the rest of us poor slobs. :-) Fail forward. Keep havin FuN! [todd-sig]

The Power of Negative Self Talk

For years now, anytime I talk about running, I tell people that I don't really like to run , and even if I did, I'm really slow . As you can probably guess, both of those statements are 100% true . They're also 100% dumb . It's almost a self-fulfilling prophesy. Because I tell myself that I'm slow and I don't like to run, during those times when I have to run, invariably, I'm usually not very happy about it ... and it takes longer than I wish it did. The sad part is, I know that running is good for me. And I also know plenty of people who do like to run. This really is a case of "maybe it's just me". So I got to thinking ... What if I could simply "trick" my brain into thinking that I DO Like running .. and that I CAN be faster ??? I do have some precedence for this. With some of my other workouts, particularly the Cross-fit that we sometimes do at morning PT, I've gone from something I used to hate, to something I very mu