Here’s my paradox….
I’m not good at test taking, in fact anyone who knew me in my youth; I spent the better part of my academic exams and competitions in the port-o-johns! Yet I embrace my physical and mental practices like a cloak of amor. I especially aim to work on my limiters, knowing that they too will help me grow.
However, when it’s TEST time at the gym or when I toe the line at a big event, I still get butterflies and doubt rears it’s ugly head again.
So why do I have this paradoxical mindset? Well, it’s complicated and I have sought help, most recently with Coach Jared.
Jared took me though a DiSC profile. It’s a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences. You are asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior.
The key to understanding why I experience these paradoxical feelings are multifaceted, however, the big take away was my understanding of who I am when I “show up”. More specifically…how I respond/default to challenges and stress.
This is a broad outline of the objectives to a
- Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems
- Improve personal and working relationships by recognizing the communication needs of others
- Develop stronger skills by identifying and responding to human and environmental cues
So, rather than bore you with my work…I invite you to take a moment and pay attention to how “you” show up in certain circumstances. Are you the person you want to be in that moment?
If not, I strongly recommend you talk to Coach Jared.
Have a great Test week!
WEDNESDAY – TEST
Row 60 cals 100m
100 Double Unders
Power Cleans (135/95)
DB Thrusters (50/35)