Why is it that when we decide to set goals for ourselves – whether they be personal, physical, mental, emotional or career goals – that would push us through from ordinary to extraordinary – that we, at the very last hurdle, often falter, drop out, or find (at the time a very relevant) excuse as to why we couldn’t finish?
Why are we so good at self-sabotaging or conjuring up a dead-end when it comes to our own achievements?
But really, Ego is your biggest critic and your soul’s worst enemy.
We often, at first glance, believe that the noise of others’ opinions, advice, criticisms are the real culprits in our downfall and it is so much easier to blame others for that downfall. However, if you for a moment, drown out that noise, strip away the layers of opinions and learn in solitude to find your own mind & body connection, in whatever you do, you will often hear a little scathing voice inside your head, repeatedly telling you that you will fail, that your dreams are ludicrous, that you should give up now, why waste your time, your dreams are laughable, you have and never will be extraordinary.
Ever had those recurring thoughts? When you find yourself giving into those thoughts, believing you are nothing other than ordinary? That perhaps you set your sights a little too high? That inner voice willing you to lose is nothing other than the Ego.
Berating and belittling yourself and your journey will be like running a marathon with a stone in your shoe. Impossible to ignore.
In the dictionary, the description of Ego is a person’s sense of self-confidence, self-esteem, self-conceit, high self-regard. But really, Ego is your biggest critic and your soul’s worst enemy.
As a Personal Trainer, Coach, Confidant, and often somebody’s last hope, I see the Ego playing tricks on people all the time. Most often, people give up mentally before the body has even entered the point beyond it’s own comfort zone. Negative thoughts, bring on negative outcomes, and it takes practice to push negative thoughts to one side. It isn’t an easy task. But, by teaching yourself how to constantly nurture the connection between the mind and the body, you can start to learn to build the relationship between the physical and spiritual side of yourself. Staying connected to your body whilst exercising is vital. Pushing through mental barriers when faced with a challenge, even more so. Most importantly, throughout any challenging journey, you need to be kind to yourself. Berating and belittling yourself and your journey will be like running a marathon with a stone in your shoe. Impossible to ignore.
It is not a false sense of self-conceit or an egotistical view-point to believe you can be extraordinary. It is your absolute right to believe in yourself and to achieve any goals you put your mind, heart and soul into.
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