Updated: Feb 23
When you are training, you go through phases of awareness and proficiency. You gain skills, and as you practice them, you become more in tune with your natural ability. Your confidence rises as you gain awareness of your natural abilities.
You know what it’s like when you are at your best, because you move into the Zone naturally. The Zone is the place you want to be. It’s the place where your motions are fluid and efficient, where you move right through the obstacles, you are agile and flexible, and you make the moves intuitively. Your mind and body are functioning together to assess the situation and make the right moves. Everything flows, time doesn’t exist, and you are in the flow.
There are obstacles you encounter along the way as you train. Any one of these can keep you out of the Zone. Today we are going to look at doubt, and what it does when you entertain it. Doubt will stop you in your tracks if you let it. Winning ad doubt do not coexist.
Defining doubt: it is any feeling that says, “I am not positive I can do this.” This can take many forms. When you are in a state of doubt, your process stalls and you are not effective. Doubt separates you from your abilities and keeps you stalled in your mind instead of integrating your mind with your body.
When you are in a state of doubt, things appear to be bigger than you are, and you become intimidated by the situation. Your mind comes up with ways to keep you from getting into the Zone: Reasons why it’s not possible to do this. These thoughts impede the natural flow of energy.
Doubt must be eliminated to create inner harmony. Let go of doubt and find mastery.
There can’t be doubt in your team or in your mind.
At Competitive Edge, we give our student methods to move past doubt and into their own fluid abilities to embrace their confidence and build it through practice. Over time, the moves become a part of the student’s being and there is no room for separation or doubt. A sense of grace replaces the doubt, and as it is internalized, the student naturally feels greater confidence.
Having eliminated doubt, the student can step into mastery and advance quickly. When this happens, confidence soars and great things happen.
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