Since joining Mack Newton’s fitness program, I have had the opportunity to continue my growth with my mentor, and personal development coach, Mack Newton. Mack is a Master in his own right in many areas, including building and leading championship teams, goal setting, using Little Voice Mastery tools and, of course, physical fitness.
There are many, many lessons I could share with you, but today, I want to focus on one technique that has really made a huge difference for me as I continue to challenge myself to be stronger physically and mentally, every day.
If you are like me, you may be consciously choosing to take on daunting goals that will require you to stand in the heat and endure moments of mental and physical stress and discomfort – knowing that when you come through on the other side, you will be a stronger, healthier more competent person than before the challenge. It takes discipline to force yourself to step out of your comfort zone and trust in the process of growing by constantly playing a bigger game.
To help you with the process, I am going to share a technique that Mack shared with me and I have found particularly helpful in many areas of my life. This technique is breaking time or activities into very small pieces when doing something extremely challenging.
As Mack says, “I can do anything for a minute. Not for a day and definitely not for a month. But, I can do anything for a minute.” So, when I am pushing through a workout that has me shaking with what seems like an exhausted energy supply and no strength left, I tell myself, “One more, just one more.” One more push up. One more sprint. One more minute of holding this position. Managing the unit of time or effort into something small enough that I know I can achieve allows me to keep myself 100% present. This way, I can complete the process that will give me the improvements I am seeking for myself.
So, when you find yourself in an extremely demanding situation, consider trying to navigate your way through it by dealing with it in small, manageable pieces that allow you to stay present and give it your all. By doing this you will experience more wins and have the ability to take on greater things than you thought possible.