Speaker: Have a game plan for that eventuality. So, there is no need to worry about anything, think about it, process it, come up with an action plan, a road map or if there is no road map for, give it up, put your energies back into something positive, move forward, have compassion for yourself and move forward. I have this inability to employ denial about what's transpiring and I'm usually really honest about who I am and so I can't say trick myself.
Now, some people can do that, if you can, go for it. When we're trying to perform, let's reach into our bag and pull out whatever we can pull out at any given point in time that can work. There is no -- I'm always going with watermelon, I'm always going with chocolates. I've got a whole bag, filled with a whole bunch of things. Okay, let's try this.
Which one's going to work today? I'm going to keep reaching in the bag till I find the one that works. So, if you can make that one work, make it work. If it's going to work 90% of the time, that would be the one I reach for first. If it works 10% of the time, that would be the one I reach for last. So, we'll reach different and we each are going to pick different things out of the back.
So, your presence always means I'm out of time. Is that basically correct? But not quite. So, write down three short-term goals. Don't write them down now, but write down that you're going to write down three short-term goals, and then you're going to write down three mid-range goals and then you're going to write down three, we're going to just rush through this, long-term goals and for each goal, write an action plan
Any goal that's not written down, is like a New Year's resolution, gone. Any goal that's written down that doesn't have a written down action plan, New Year's resolution, gone, a road map to how to get there. Write down the goals, write down action plans. Not reaching goals, plant seeds of depression, ultimate negativity, you want to be positive. So, you need to know yourself honestly, come up with realistic goals.
That gentleman right there is not a happy camper. Okay. He slotted, he got dropped, he had a long way to go in the pain cave, the pain cave. When you go into the pain cave on a triathlon, I love the pain cave. When you go in the pain cave, close the door behind you, you know why? Because you can't get out that way, the light is that way, power through the pain cave, you can really do it and then you can relax.
Enjoy and have fun, because this is where this is where we ultimately want to be. Remember the other two? Sucked in the eddy forever round and round, sucked in the eddy for a while round. But ultimately, what you want to do and if you've been training mentally as soon as you start to go into that eddy, you're going to scoot right around it really fast and get back in the tongue of the river.
That's what you're trying to do with all your mental training is to as soon as those negative thoughts come in, say, you're just a thought; you're not invited here. I need to focus on pedal stroke, focus on my perfect entry with my elbow up and hand in first, just the way I swim.
Elbow up, didn't I say elbow up? Get your elbow up. Then the profanity comes. So, this is what you want to be, practicing. Come up with exercises for you, not just when you're training. I practice my motorcycle riding when I'm in my car, when I'm on my bicycle, all the time, all the time. I practice my mental training all the time. So, what exercise are you going to do twice today, for how long?
Speaker: Five minutes.
Speaker: Five minutes? Five minute, and you're just going to focus on the breath and when the thought comes in, say, "Hello! Goodbye!" Come back to feeling the breath and you will be training in mind on how to push out the unwanted thoughts so that your garden will only have in it what you want to plant in it, not the weeds of negativity that are going to suck you in to that eddy and spin you round and round, there in the race. You don't want to go there. It's unpleasant, you all know that. You know that in your everyday life, you know that in work. We will be done.