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"How You Talk to Yourself is Critical"...

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By Shyanne McGregor

“How you talk to yourself is critical. Self talk manifests itself in your beliefs, your words, and your actions. If you listen to your subconscious mind, you’ll hear lots of noise about doubt and fear. Choose to talk to yourself instead of listening to yourself.” Allistair McCaw

Until I really started training for for Ironman, I didn’t really realize the how significant of a role self talk plays on performance.

I’ve found (from experience unfortunately) it truly can be the difference between your best race or not finishing.

During hard training sessions I’ve been able to push to new levels mostly because I cleared the word “Can’t” from my head and literally tell myself, Yes I can....

It takes a conscious effort and I don’t always get it right. I still have doubt and fear, but the more we work on this, the more automatic it becomes and the better we get at pushing through and digging out of those dark moments.

Next time those negative thoughts or doubts come. TELL yourself just the opposite. You got this.

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