F (feeling) By “feeling” fear, you gain many items in your development (whether personal, professional or in your chosen sport) As you become more accustomed to feeling fear, you will become comfortable and confident in formulating a strategy to deal with it. We’ve all experienced fear in many different forms. When you feel fear, it may bring a sense of anxiousness followed by an inability to complete the task at hand. In endurance sport, some of us fear pain. That, in turn, shuts mechanisms down in our bodies thereby limiting true potential.
E (embrace) Make fear your friend. “Embrace” fear, take fear out for dinner and a drink! By embracing fear, you essentially eliminate the anxiousness stated above. Embracing fear also promotes confidence which leads to GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. It’s still healthy to have fear, you just want to work with it in a different manner than what you are accustomed to.
A (awareness and accomplish) By feeling and embracing fear, you become more aware. Becoming aware will, in turn, enable ACCOMPLISHMENT! Accomplishment can mean both success and non-success as this is part of the learning process.
R (rise) Just like a good recipe that you put together, combining the above three steps will produce something that will nourish your soul and sense of well-being. You RISE, and by rising to the challenge, empowerment happens! Your new-found confidence brings better breathing and heaps of new you to unleash on the world!
By Jake Brindle, SystemJake.com MultiSport Coaching
About System Jake
Based in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.A. and serving all of Orange County, Jake Brindle conducts local training sessions for all disciplines as well as providing successful online training programs.
Love endurance sport? Whether you are a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, triathlete, ultra-marathoner or whatever else that tests your mind and body, Jake can assist you in getting to the next level by utilizing a unique method of visualization and mental skill development.
One of Jake’s specialties is Junior development. He has a strong passion for the education of youth in regards to sport which equates to better confidence, a healthier mindset and body as well as the ability to dream and think that anything is possible in life.