That voice inside your head is one of the things that is going to coach you more than anyone else ever will. What you need to do is become aware of that voice. Think about this... if that voice was displayed over a loudspeaker, would you be proud or would you have some reservations?
“Omg this is so hard...,I’ll start tomorrow.., Pull back a little bit today..., They won’t know...” What It looks like just thoughts , It would become your words and actions.
Let’s transform that into Affirmative Self-Talk. What do you tell yourself immediately after you’ve made a good choice or a solid performance? Your affirmative self-talk needs to include: “That’s me. I will keep doing what I’m doing and I will keep .... the way I’m....” (fill the blank)
For example, a person completes his/her second week of running out of a 3 month plan. This confident person thinks, “I’ve already completed tow out of two week because I will complete my next week”
Think of success as long-lasting and believe you are destined for good things. Now, what do you tell yourself immediately after you’ve had a not-so-good week or session? Affirmative (never negative) self-talk needs to be included “That’s not like me. That was just a blip. Now I will adjust and turn this around”
For example, the same person misses on his/her second week. The still-confident runner thinks “I’ve already completed one out of two weeks because my next next week will be right on target”
Think of failure as short-lived - soon replaced by success. Always believe that a disappointment is replaced by your next success - Jim Afremow