Friday, April 17, 2009

M1 | Day 26



Exitement mounts as the contestants ready themselves for battle.......

What an interesting scenario. In a few days from now the inaugural RTP - TS competition begins or should I say entries close and this thing kicks off for real.

So, for the first time in history contestants in a transformation competition will be able to witness..live...the progress of their competitors online via words and pictures.... and what do you think that will do?

It will drive everybody to be the ABSOLUTE best they can be...in the early stages ...and as some contestants start drawing away from the pack it is possible that some....may give up thinking that they have no chance and lose momentum ending up disapointed again.

CAUTION negative thinking ahead. Remember my post about my client who made zero and I mean zero progress over the first seven weeks and then sprinted out of the blocks making an exceptional transformation by week 12.

This is a 12 week competition....give yourself a real chance...by NOT saying, half way in, Oh I can't win so I'm going to back off. If that has been you in the past, NOW is your opportunity to change such a limiting belief. The TRUTH is you DON'T KNOW what is going to happen so at least give yourself a chance.

In any situation where that voice in your head starts putting you down, always ask yourself IS THAT THE TRUTH...9 times out of 10 you'll be able to answer emphatically NO and you can move on.

I have a friend who is one of the top 5 IronMen triathletes in the world and I've seen some amazing things happen to him. One example...he was racing in the US in a half ironman distance race and doing well on the bike he had a blow out.

Now these guys don't carry puncture repair kits so he felt that was it for him until the service van appeared and gave him a new wheel. (allowed) He continued with not much enthusiasm and his carbon fibre wheel actually shattered.

In his mind he was really done now and he sat down on the side of the road to mourn his fate when the service van reappered and gave him another wheel.(also allowed)

Reluctant to continue having lost so much time he wanted to bale, when his wife appeared and ordered him to get his backside back in the race (as wives do). Back on the road he gave it huge effort and...short story...he ended up coming second and winning some nice prize money.

NEVER EVER GIVE UP UNTIL THE RACE IS OVER. Unless you are able to see into the future you have no way of knowing how things are going to turn out.

Don't allow your future to be dictated by something that hasn't even happened yet.

2 comments:

myphysiquedelta said...

"Don't allow your future to be dictated by something that hasn't even happened yet. "

Absolutely Amen! Never, I mean never ever let the deceiver steal your joy. Go for the best, because the best is what God for us to begin with. I am so happy to have you with us Dougal, that your recovery is so great. Peace to you bro! Let's Shred iT! big time in '09! Brian Hildebrand

dougal said...

Thanks Brian, peace to you to Brother, you have my support for the big shred ahead.