Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote For Spearos Part 2

This is the notion of the first man to climb Mount Everest...

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.

Sir Edmund Hillary

Mountaineer and Explorer

See you do not need to be a natural. You can be an "ordinary chap", motivated, and you need a challenge.

In part 1 of this topic I asked two questions after this quote:
When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.

Brian Tracy

The key phrases there in order of importance are:

1. develop yourself and

2. where your belief in yourself is so strong

So my question to you is how would you develop yourself ?

How would you create the confidence?
So what answer did you come up with?
First you need to decide what you want to achieve - it must not be easy but rather make it challenging!
Next educate yourself - get excited about your pursuit and read all you can about it. Do courses, talk to those who have achieved your goal find out what their successful actions were, duplicate those and adapt where it suits you better.
I find the big trick is often remaining motivated - vary your activities(training) sufficiently to avoid getting bored with the same exercise again and again.
Also avoid creeping into a no gain comfort zone - when you exercise become relatively easy you are not progressing any more, or you are progressing slowly forwards. That is the time to raise the bar or change to a new training method that will add strength towards the same goal by a different method.
Perhaps you trained breathholds on your bed and reached a maximum time and are not progressing but also you are becoming bored with this. Now is a good time to change to another exercise - perhaps gym training of diving muscles, or pool training - swimming for distance on breathhold. [IN POOL WORK TRAIN WITH A DIVER IN THE WATER WITH YOU - HE/SHE MUST BE COMPETENT IN RECOGNISING IF YOU BLACK OUT AND KNOW WHAT TO DO TO REVIVE YOU SAFELY!!!]
At present I am getting fit to work on some diving goals. I have ten exercises lined up that I will use to get fit. Sticking in any one will see me change to another or another group of exercises.
At present I am working on static CO2 tables and have made good progress and stepped well outside my comfort zone. I also use home gym work with and without breathhold and even roped my son into strolling up a hill on breathhold. You can follow this on Twitter.
So this is part of the self development and the confidence come is little chunks with each improvment in each excercise. There are times where leaps and bounds occur but mostly it's incremental improvement - little bits at a time.

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