Attitude can mean different things to everyone, but for this specifically, I want to talk about all of our time in the gym. When we are in the gym no matter how long we have been working out I think we can all relate, that emotion can have an effect on the quality of our workout.
One emotion we all have control over is our attitude, a good attitude is one that looks at the challenges of the day or class in this case and acknowledges the task and accepts it knowing that it will get us all closer to our various goals. Every workout is an opportunity to better yourself in some way or another. We don’t want to just go through the motions. Take the challenge, risk failing and pursue health.
Another thing that happens is that bad attitudes can be contagious. When one-person’s bad attitude becomes relatable, it can very quickly become the norm for the whole group. So if you’re someone who has a hard time looking at something difficult whether it’s a PR attempt or a long grueling workout that you have to scale everything, remember that we all have been at that point and the only way to overcome and progress is to have a good attitude. Force yourself to do things that are challenging, uncomfortable, or potentially lead to failure.
So the short version of a longish story is choosing to have a good attitude is easy, choosing to accept whatever challenge is thrown at you and giving it everything you’ve got is easy, but doing it every day until it is the norm is the challenge. So let’s all try and remember this as we head into the Open and the many weeks beyond.