Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.Wayne Dyer
Have you ever been that athlete?
The one who comes to practice and starts off by telling everyone how tired they are?
I hope not. But if so, I’m glad you’re here reading this.
All of you feel tired–mentally, physically, or emotionally–for different reasons.
There is the physical sensation of being tired, and then there is the thought “I’m tired.”
Whatever you focus on, you only create more of.
What happens when a teammates shows up to practice and is “tired?”
They participate, but their effort and energy levels are low.
Less energy and less effort result in less than desirable outcomes.
What about when it’s the 4th quarter?
Do you really want to be giving less effort and energy when it is needed the most?
I’m not saying you aren’t actually tired, but what good does focusing on it do?
Being tired is part of the human experience.
The thought “I’m tired” is only useful if you are going to take a nap or go to bed.
Any other time, it is totally useless.
Decide to take back your responsibility for how you show up.
Being tired is a choice.
You really can do anything you set your mind to when you are willing to feel any feeling. Including tired.
Focus on what you want to create more of.
You can always work hard and bring your best energy.
Show up and give value to those around you.
Most importantly, show up for yourself.
You will be glad you did.