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Mindset and Training

How important is your Mindset to your goals? Read about how Vision PT can assist you achieve goals but is 100% up to you whether you want to do this.
Fitness and Training
Fitness and Training

By Kieran Benson at Macquarie Park

How important is your Mindset to your goals? Is it assisting you or stopping you?

As we teach you, nutrition is 70% of results whether it be increasing or decreasing your body
weight. But your mindset or willpower is what will allow you to implement this; your mindset will
allow you to push yourself to new limits with the assistance of external motivation through your
trainer, but it is 100% up to you whether you want to do this.

Two emotions - Excitement and Anxiety. These emotions are both arousal emotions causing the
same internal reactions but it is our perception of a situation whether you feel anxious or excited.
Although anxiety is a normal experience because it is built into us for protection from dangerous
situations, there is also bad anxiety where you may associate previous experiences with failure so
the next time you approach them you will experience the anxiety again rather than excitement.
Anxiety in response to a car about to hit you is natural a good anxiety as you're in danger and it's
a rational response. "Unhealthy" anxiety could be a fear of meeting new people or feeling trapped
in a large crowd. But since you're not really in danger in these situations, it isn't risky or unsafe to
try and turn that fear into excitement.

Alison Wood Brooks did an interesting study on how individuals can improve their performance,
transform anxiety as excitement using minimal strategies. Apparently, even a short self-talk
(saying "I am excited" out loud) can change the way we perceive challenges. Alison did several
studies involving karaoke singing, public speaking, and math performance. Compared with those
who attempt to calm down, individuals who transform anxiety as excitement feel more excited
and perform better.

So, apply this knowledge to your approach to Health and in General. If you are beginning to feel a
little bit anxious about a situation, don't look for the worst scenarios; think about the best and be


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