10 Tips of Getting Through Mental Barriers

10 Tips of Getting through mental barriers

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Last week I share a post on my Facebook page about “Just Holding on”…the struggles I was having in trying to complete my exercise routine: “I was exercising this morning, trying to stick with it...something just wasn't working. I wanted to give up but with each step I took on the Stairmaster, I remembered that my commitment to a healthier lifestyle was not about looking good but about giving God total praise. It was about answering the call. At the same time I had my music going and listening to Withholding Nothing. It got me through. Do I have any witnesses?”

I am sure that all of us at some point in time have struggled with completing the task, staying the course! How easy is it to just give up on our fitness goals because the task is long? It’s tedious at times AND for the most part, it’s every day! Let’s face it, it’s a lifetime commitment, but boy! There are those days when you just can’t seem to wrap your mind around it. Here are a few tips from several top athletes that share how they stay focused and get over those mental barriers:

#10 of 10 Tips to Breaking Through Mental Barriers Know Your Fears and Reverse Them You must know everything that you truly believe about this goal – by listing down on paper the very first feelings that enter your head when you imagine ‘achieving your goal’, giving special attention to any fears that come up in your mind. These fears are the mental roadblocks you must overcome to achieve your goal, as otherwise they can be the very things that prevent you ‘turning it on’ when you need it most in the pool.

Look at these fears you must overcome, sitting there on the piece of paper. Now, each day, you have to work positively on reversing each of these before your race arrives, by constantly instilling confidence into your daily visualization, your affirmations and your dail