Monday Mentality is for those who want to kick start their week by working on their mental game. Our goal is to connect with individuals and provide short and impactful articles, stories, and recordings along with a training exercise every Monday for those who want to take on 2019 and enjoy the journey with us. We'll be working right alongside you and creating a space for sharing and growing together.
Our first edition takes a look at an analogy that may be familiar to you and allows us to use it as a springboard for identifying what makes each of us successful as an individual.
Our philosophy in training takes a strengths-based approach. This approach focuses on the characteristics and traits that allow people to access their best self more consistently at work, at home, in their relationships, when competing, and during training. Each individual has a different set of traits and characteristics that allow him/her to be successful and more fully engaged in the moment. To understand these strengths, we can learn from an old Cherokee tale about the good and evil battle that takes place in each of us.
The old Cherokee addresses his grandson by saying,
“A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves, an evil wolf and a good wolf. The evil wolf is full of anger, envy, malevolence, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, superiority, lies, false pride, and ego. The good wolf full of joy, peace, love, hope, generosity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, serenity, truth, compassion, and faith. They are both majestic and powerful creatures, but they are constantly in competition, fighting and trying to gain the upper hand on the other. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about this for a minute before asking, “Which one will win?”
The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”
Let's bring an awareness to this fight that goes on inside of US each day and the decisions we make that feed either the wolf that pushes us forward or the one that keeps us stuck in the habits we want to leave behind. Your training exercise today is DESIGNED to help you identify the characteristics and traits of you at your best and then contrast those with the characteristics of you when you are not at your best.
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