Experience Can Work One of Both Ways.

You can either let the years and knowledge build you up or let it weigh you down. It can either feed or deplete your determination and the ultimate thing it comes down to is having an enthusiastic mindset. If you don’t feel like you have enough experience you will want more and this will feed into your energy levels and the way you attack things. If you feel you have enough you get complacent and that breeds boredom and if you’re bored you are doing it wrong and you will not get results. 

Mindset tip 1: 

Balance between confidence in your knowledge and and the willingness to learn. Have the recognition that you could aways do things better. It will serve you and any project you tackle. After all, there are probably many day-day as well as higher achievement tasks that you do better now than you did before. You have learned to optimise and you can apply this to other areas of your life.

“A man who thinks the same at 50 as he did when he was 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

Muhammad Ali

Mindset tip 2: 

Takes breaks. Two good reasons to take breaks. One is, it feels so good to miss things and let yourself reset and recover. If you go to the gym to do the same style of training every day you will never miss it. If you eat the same things you may become sick of them. Time off will keep you keen and excited.

Reason two (though there are more) it can be hard to see things from too close up. Step back and you can get a look at the bigger picture and so fine tune where things are better to be placed to make the whole more enjoyable, effective as well as sustainable. We often don’t feel ourselves burn out until it’s too late. 

Mindset tip 3:

You are not too experienced or cool to be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm takes you to what people mean by “above and beyond”. If you show up to work early it means you are there because you want to be, not because you have to be. You have entered a zone of deliberate action with that decision and your performance and achievements then flow from there. If you put in the extra reps on an exercise you are doing it because you love it, because you want to see what you can do, not because it’s written on your program. Being keen is attractive and apathy gets you nowhere. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Let experience be an advantage, something that fuels your enthusiasm rather than dimming it over time. 
  • Chase your better version of you and how you do things.
  • Find balance to keep yourself from burning out by taking breaks so you will keep wanting to show up early and put that extra effort in when you are there. 

Thank you ❤️
This article is dedicated to my partner who never ceases to amaze and motivate me with his enthusiasm, mindset and balance.
– With love

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