Success is steady and linear. You have to be perfect to win and be successful. Successful athletes don’t have adversity. Successful athletes don’t have injuries. If it’s meant to be it’ll be easy.
These are just some examples of sports myths we experience throughout our lives. They cause so much pain and discomfort, and they are not useful.
Whether you are on your own sports journey or are the parent of a child on one, there is a tendency to compare ourselves to those myths, and they create a lot of havoc in our lives.
Obstacles are part of the process, and we can overcome them instead of being stopped by them. Being resourceful and focusing on what you can do versus allowing the obstacle to control your outcome is crucial. I invite you to have empathy for yourself and be vulnerable enough to overcome challenges.
In this episode, I’m sharing some common sports myths and fairy tales that have created prison walls in our lives, the difference between them, and how they affect us. Discover why pursuing your goals feels so vulnerable and the role vulnerability plays in our lives, and learn how to overcome your internal obstacles and deal with setbacks and disappointments.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- The definition of vulnerability and why it is crucial to success.
- How we get better at our sport or anything in our lives.
- The obstacles we face on the path to believing in ourselves.
- Why perfection doesn’t allow you to be vulnerable.
- How shame can be a huge obstacle.
- The difference between vulnerability and fear.
- What the antidote to shame is.
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