5 x 500 M row at 100%…probably one of my least favorite workouts. It’s hard. It’s a lot. And it’s hard to push yourself to 100% five times.
A few weeks ago this was the workout. I was on the second interval and the thoughts began to creep in as quickly as the burning sensation in my quads: “Ugghhhh…I have three more of these?!!? Are you kidding me??!”
What a demoralizing thought. This mentality certainly doesn’t get one to move faster.
Why is it that we always focus on what needs to be done, rather than what we’ve already accomplished?
I noted it again the following workout. I had 15 2-pood kettlebell swings to do per round, and every time that I got to rep 7, I would think, “I can’t believe that I have 8 more of these to go…”
Think about it…. isn’t this the way that we are trained to think?
“How far along are you in school?”
“I have 2 years to go”.
“How far along are you in getting the TPS Reports done (hehe…never gets old)?”
“You wouldn’t believe the amount of work I have left on them!”
What if we choose to focus on that which we have already accomplished? How empowering would those thoughts be?
Try it. First in your WODs. If it reaps rewarding results there, carry it over into your daily affairs.
Focus on what you’ve accomplished.