Over the next few weeks we are going to be tackling what I am defining as the “Profile of a Winter Warrior”. We are going to be looking at what gets in the way for people with their training and ultimately extending into their lives. Yep, I’m making the big claim, that the barriers that come up for you in your training are going to be consistent with the barriers in your life. Furthermore, it is practicing tackling these barriers at 6am in your commitment to training, will extend well past that 1 hour in the morning and help you deal with these barriers, consciously or subconsciously, in the rest of your life.
One of the common misconceptions with humans is that we are purely rational animals. Although we have had the ability to coin the term “rational”, in reality humans run largely off emotions. To quote utilitarian theory, our determining of rightness or wrongness is all about pain and pleasure. Ultimately, our preferences are to avoid pain and maximise pleasure. So, in our hunt for the profile of a Winter Warrior, we are going to be starting by trying to understand the root cause of emotions, their meanings and the corresponding behaviours stemming from them.
In these blogs we’ll be looking into what mindset a Winter Warrior needs to have and how they differ from those who end up hibernating / not training through the winter period. If you and I are going to achieve anything, the first thing we need to understand is that we have to be totally responsible for the results in our lives. As we walk down this path, it will become apparent that having success in any endeavour will fall apart if we don’t have these things in order. It is never natural talent alone that will get you there, you have to rework how you hold life and go about implementing these skills to see the results that you want.
We will be using sessions to demonstrate experientially that success comes not from the chattering in your mind, but from developing your muscle of integrity. We are moving away from listening to our “minds”, because your mind and my mind are continually chattering to keep agreement with what we hold presently as true. It has a great deal of difficulty opening up to new possibilities.
What we are going to demonstrate and explore is how we can use our training sessions to highlight what it is that will get in the way and stop you from being successful. Regardless of what you have achieved in life, these things are present for you. We are going to push outside our comfort zones and not going to be authorities any longer. We are going to be people encouraging people to a standard of excellence that they may not have even know was possible for them. We are going to be compelling people to take a look at their lifestyle, suggesting that they open their minds to new things. In that we will be supporting those around you to excel and achieve in their training and ultimately have the tools to overcome barriers in other areas of their lives!