mindset bite #013 - how to get out of your own head and into action


Procrastination. Self-doubt. Hesitation. Overcomplicating...

We think we need more motivation, but it's not motivation that's lacking, it's momentum... it's getting out of our own head and out of our own way...

We continually stop ourselves from doing the work we need to do in order to achieve the things we desire to achieve...

Why is it so hard to do the little things that will change our lives?

We are always living in our own heads, always questioning things, especially if the thing we're thinking of is worth doing or not. And 99.9999% of the time, we come to a conclusion that it isn't...

And our minds are wired to stop us from doing things that scare us... things that may "harm" us... it causes us to hesitate... it's a habit and is known as the "spotlight effect"

What if there were a simple and effective way to get out of your own head and step into action...
A way to take the first crucial step and gain momentum... 
A way to sabotage this "spotlight effect", stop hesitating and step into action

Enter the exceptional Mel Robbins and her 5-second rule

When you catch yourself hesitating, overcomplicating, doubting yourself or procrastinating - stop, take a deep breath, countdown 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - and then act or move on anything

This breaks your brains current pattern and forces you into action & garners momentum. We've found the key is taking action on something simple - as it makes the first step so much easier

Need to figure out something in your training? Bring it back to basics, get your butt in the gym/on the field or court, and bust your gut on the fundamentals

Can't figure out how to begin that assignment? Simple, begin to write without judgement, simply let it flow and flow - you'll find your groove


Actionable Tips/Questions:

  • When you catch yourself hesitating, overcomplicating, doubting yourself or procrastinating - stop, take a deep breath, countdown 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - and then make a simple act or move on anything

Nick Maier