Today's Thoughts: Running Ultras is all about performing when everything goes wrong.

It is easy to perform when things are going well, but just like in life, 'real' performance is about how we act after we think, being aware, and continuing to perform when things "seem" to be wrong.

But in reality, the only thing that is wrong is this flawed thinking in the moment.

Can you perform when your thinking goes south?  

Can you be aware when thinking goes wrong?  

Can your mind perform when you want the current situation to be different?

What Can You Do?

I believe most of our thinking is just fear, and once we can understand this and have awareness of these thoughts, we can break the cycle, fear stops, and we can then create better thoughts to keep moving forward and perform extraordinary.

Race on!

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Comment by Sanja Burns on January 15, 2014 at 2:27am

They say fear is a prison. I think fear can also be a very healthy feeling though and it is essential to life in the right doses...that is my profound 2 finger contribution for the day. It only took me half an hour to type that.

Comment by Eric Orton on January 14, 2014 at 12:05pm

Elite athletes are not immune to having bad thoughts, they just handle them well.  We can all be elite thinkers.

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