In last week’s Part 1 of this article, I gave you a key approach to developing greater consistency. It’s one of the most common issues I work with athletes on at TriathleteMind.com.
The second part of the issue is how to summon more self-discipline.
While the question may be asked in different ways, the root of it is usually the same: “Why don’t I do what I know I should do, and how do I do it more often??”
Where I see this show up most often with Triathletes is in the little things – pushing hard to the end of the session, taking proper care of injuries, eating healthy meals, believing in their abilities and doing the smart things the day before a hard session rather than waking up with a hangover before a big ride.
Building on the core strategy for greater consistency, the fast track for improving your self-discipline has two components… Continue reading
A common question I get at TriathleteMind.com relates to “being more consistent and disciplined”.
Not a surprise given the length and volume of training put in over a season. It’s hard to be ‘great’ day in and day out.
Here’s a specific comment I recently received from a 50 year old female age grouper in New Jersey:
“I want to improve my diet and eat healthier all the time. I know and have felt how intertwined everything is…better diet=better sleep=better weight=better energy level=better performance. I’m just SO inconsistent and undisciplined.”
This is a big challenge for most triathletes (…and people in general). For the most part we know what food is best for us, yet that knowledge doesn’t always translate into consistent action.
I could elaborate on many facets of why this is, but getting down to the core, we need to understand that Continue reading