It’s the fourth quarter. The game is tied with less than two minutes to go. The New England Patriots have the ball at the 20-yard line and need at least 50 yards to get into field goal range to win the game. We all know how this story ends. When it comes to the fourth quarter, there is no one better in the game than Tom Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick as the coach. These two thrive under pressure and it’s certainly not because they are the most talented. We all know talent doesn’t always prevail. The reason these two are the best is because yes, they are talented, but they are tireless workers and are the toughest mentally to ever play and coach in the game. To be mentally tough and become the best possible version of yourself, you have to tap into your mindset. At Adam Clark Fitness, we believe that to achieve your full potential you need to be strong both physically AND mentally. When it comes to mindset, you might be thinking oh it’s just a bunch of “rah-rah” made up BS. It couldn’t be further from the truth. If you want to get better every single day in any area of your life, it’s time to adopt a growth mindset. According to world-renowned psychologist Carol Dweck, you are either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one that everything stays static. Your performance, intelligence and creativity all stay the same. You are what you are and that’s it. A growth mindset is one that has flexibility. There is no ceiling on potential. We can grow, get better, achieve more and the sky is truly the limit. If you have a fixed mindset, you are going to struggle. You are always going to doubt yourself, you are going to put a cap on your abilities and are going to quit when the going gets tough. If you are looking to lose weight and transform your life, a fixed mindset isn’t going to work. With a growth mindset, you are always looking for progress, looking to get better and achieve great things. With this type of mindset, you do not put a cap on yourself and can truly achieve your physical transformation. So what will it be for you? At Adam Clark Fitness, we do the following: Strive to learn something new every day.
Be growing every step of the way.
Don’t put a limit on yourself.
Take on challenges and embrace failure.
Live with no regret.
Start shifting your mindset to one of growth and positivity.
If you do this, the sky is the limit. It’s the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019 and time to rise to the top. What is one habit from each category that you can start implementing or get better at in your own life?