Think. When you wake up in the morning, what is your mindset like? Are you looking forward to the day ending quickly? Or Are you looking at a full day to be productive?
Now there is nothing wrong with looking forward to something at the end of the day and wanting the day to hurry up and end (i.e date or hanging with friends). However, what I am talking about is your daily mindset. Looking at things from a perspective of, not wanting to waste any time, making your time count, getting things done, and improving yourself.
A strong confident mindset is developed in having character, standards, structure, and purpose. Character as it relates to your morals and values. Standards as in having a code you live by and what you expect from yourself and from others when they interact with you. Structure in how you conduct your daily life and routine. Lastly, purpose. What is your purpose? Your purpose is what you wake up for, your reason to strive and get better in any capacity.
How does your mindset pertain in the gym?
Everything. The proper mindset when working out will determine how good your workout will be. Your mindset will factor in every exercise, rep, set, and mind-muscle connection. A poor mindset will have you questioning yourself, leading to frustration, feeling defeated and ultimately quitting. Once you quit one thing, it is easier to quit the next, which can snowball into a habit of quitting. A quitter mindset.
How to build your mindset.
Building a strong confident mindset starts with first believing in yourself. Once you believe in yourself, know who you are and what you want, you’ll be able to build those qualities (character, standards, structure, and purpose) and be consistent to where it becomes second nature to you. So when you do not feel like waking up in the morning, when you’re pushing through that final rep, or when life throws you a curveball, your strong confident mindset that you developed will help push through those obstacles. Reminding yourself who you are and what you stand for.
Oftentimes we allow others to dictate our mindset which can alter our confidence. But remember, confidence starts within you! So if confidence begins with you, then no one can take that away. When you believe in yourself, know who you are, where you’re going, and the confidence to stay on your purpose, no one can break you! And that is having a strong mindset.