I walked out of his office contemplating that. It clicked for me right then and there. Yes. If I work hard and give it my all I might not always have a perfect exam, but overall it will work out. I just need to let go and let it happen.
I'm bad about remembering positive affirmations like this. Like many athletes, I so easily let my head get bogged down with negativity. Sometimes I fight it for a while, but it's just so easy to let the negativity win. It's seems crazy that my or anyone's natural tendency is to berate ourselves, but apparently that's the way it goes. It's frustrating. Today's my birthday and as I get older I can't help but realize that life is too short to beat myself up. I work hard. I am a good guy. I deserve to be treated nicely. So I better start doing it myself. Learning how to be my own biggest fan won't just help me reach my running goals, but help me be a better person in general.
One of the tenants of sports psychology is self-talk. Obviously, this post is related to that. Over the coming months one of my goals is to replace all that negative nelly b.s. with my own inner fan club. As obvious and simple sounding as it may seem, it's going to take a lot of work!