Big steps, tiny shuffles

Big steps, tiny shuffles

GUEST BLOGGER Doug Ryan from Apex Performance is back with Part 2 in our discussion on the undeniable link between mindset and results.  

Self Belief and Performance: Part 2

How do you eat an elephant?

…One bite at a time.

The Kaizen method of continuous incremental improvements is an originally Japanese management concept for incremental (gradual, continuous) change (improvement). Kaizen is actually a way of life philosophy, assuming that every aspect of our life deserves to be constantly improved.

The way in which we can create that self-belief is through a number of techniques. Like Bannister (first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, click here to read part 1 of our self belief & results blog). You need to see yourself reaching your ultimate goals, allowing yourself to feel the satisfaction of your personal victory and….  consistency.

Consistently showing up looking to make incremental improvements shared from the principles of Kaizen.

At a recent workshop at PPT recently, I spoke about my hatred for the word “hack”, especially in fitness. The only real ‘hack’ is consistency. There are no short cuts to your results. We must have confidence in our potential to reach our goals no matter how far in the distance they seem. We must have certainty and belief that we are fully capable. We carry that confidence and certainty into each action that steps us closer and closer to our goals.

An example of a client willing to apply consistency and confidence to progress closer and closer to her goals

Sometimes those steps will be leaps other times tiny shuffles. We will get tired at times. That happens however once you’ve had a moment to catch your breath. You must keep moving forward. And as we keep improving and perpetually chasing our goals we will reach the moment where we look up and we have arrived. And these achievements will only serve to reiterate how amazing you truly are.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln

Written by PPT Guest blogger Douglas Ryan of Apex Performance. This was part 2 of our self belief & performance blogs. To find out more about how your beliefs can impact your performance and results, get in touch here with PPT .