It's a big question - maybe not one you've asked yourself before. So often, we're programmed to think of difficulty and negativity first. The more we think that way, the more it becomes our mindset.
That's why a question like this - what would you do if you couldn't fail? - can be so striking. It comes from a place of possibility, strength, openness.
Try this. Stand up and do some squats, while letting your mind explore the question. With each one, sink deeper into the squat, and sink deeper into the question. Feel your feet planted on the ground; feel the stability in your core. Really feel it. Sink even deeper. What would you do, if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
Now, jump up and land back in a squat. What would you do if there were no limits? If there were nothing holding you back?
Jump higher. What else? Visualize those things—Where would you be? What would you accomplish? ow would you feel? What else? Make it bigger! Reach higher!
Last one—jump as high as you can, and think as big as you can! What is it, for you?
The answers are probably a lot bigger, more daring, more adventurous than you’re used to. Allow yourself to feel that change of perspective. Allow those ideas to flow. Write the good ones down.
It's so important to cultivate a positive mindset, especially when you're setting a goal or making a big decision. So many people bring a teaspoon to the feast that is life. But not you - you want to bring a shovel!
The more you practice that mindset, the more natural it will become. Your dreams will be bigger, your life will be more exciting - if you just give it a chance.
And, by combining that mindset with physical exercises, you’re putting it into your body. You see, the brain doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and what’s imagined. When you visualize, your body and your brain respond as if you’re actually doing it. So, by visualizing WHILE physically embodying your dream life, you’re training yourself for the real thing.
If you want to dive deeper into this mindset, head over to www.moticise.com for a free download of the Journey Walk, a guided visualization into your dream life. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s good for your mind, your body, AND your life. And check out the latest Moticise DVD, Mindset Reset – a 40-minute cardio workout that helps you map out the path to your own personal goal.
Go out and shine.
I’m Rachel, creator of Barre & Brunch, a health and fitness blog featuring delicious, nutritious food and fun ways to get in shape and stay fit. I have always loved learning about exercise, cooking, and overall health. In college, I chose electives like yoga, running, pilates, and self-defense as a way to have fun and stay active while obtaining my accounting degree. When I graduated college, I became a CPA and moved to Maryland.
I love barre because it is not your typical workout. Instead of grabbing the heaviest weights you can find, we use light weights – only 2 to 3 pounds. But those light weights become heavy quickly, as anyone who has taken a barre class will tell you. The workout focuses on small, isometric movements that will fatigue your muscles and leave you wanting more! It’s unlike any other workout I’ve ever done. My biggest tip for anyone wanting to try barre is to focus on keeping good form throughout the class. Listen to the instructor, who will give you cues on keeping good form to help you target the proper muscles for each move and more importantly, keep you from getting injured.
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