I LOVE when people say “I HATE” (Keep Reading to Learn Why)

The word HATE is a very strong word. The sound waves of the word pierce my inner ears daily. It freaking hurts to hear.  Honestly, it’s a word that seems to be overused and even in the most arbitrary ways to a person’s life.  There are so many things in our world (which have absolutely nothing to do with our personal lives) that have “I HATE _____” attached to them.

I always wonder how detrimental the affects are on a person’s life as they walk around hating more than they love.

I ask you:

Where is your focus?

Why do you hate so much?

Why not say, “I’m just not a fan of birthday cake,” instead of, “Ugh! I hate cake!”

Now, at Training For Warriors, we do a lot of difficult stuff.  None of it is impossible, but it’s definitely hard.  Throughout my years of coaching I noticed a pattern.

People tend to “HATE'” movements they are yet proficient at performing.  It’s easy to HATE something you’re not yet good at doing.  A lot of these movements require practice and a built up level of skill.  Performing them without the skills required for proficiency tends to lead people into thinking or saying “I HATE _________!”

My wife, who is now growing into an awesome TFW Madison coach, wrote this awhile back when she started training within the Training For Warriors system.  It really puts things into perspective of a mindset ready for growth and learning.

Coach Jenny says:

“At least once a week you can find me sprinting from one end of the dojo to the other.  I am not a runner.  It’s not really that fun for me, but I do it. Every time.

When I find myself muttering, “I HATE SPRINTING!” and am struggling, I sometimes think about running from base to base after hitting a line drive or chasing my wild kids through the aisles.  I do my best and then I am done.  Quick and hard.

Today as I was moving quickly through the circuit and sprinting, I was well aware of my progress.  I remembered when I first started and how difficult it was for me to accept that sprinting was something I had to do on a regular basis.  I used to avoid running and sprinting.  I blamed it on my large chest and that was that.  Eventually I erased all the excuses, got myself a good, sturdy bra, and took off.  Training For Warriors taught me what sprinting does for the body and how to use my body to sprint better.

I still think the sprinting days are the hardest.  Hard: “requiring a great deal of endurance or effort…demanding the exertion of energy.”  But after a few rounds of sprinting HARD my brain starts to push me harder. Hard becomes something positive, something to achieve instead of hold me back.  Yeah, it’s hard. It’s as hard as I make it. It’s as good as I make it.  It’s the hard that makes it good.

I spend four hours a week in the gym and usually only one of them involves sprinting.  I can do it and I do.

I have never walked away from a sprinting day regretting the work I did. It is always an accomplishment.  This non-runner can tear up the turf.

I also changed my attitude toward sprinting.

I came up with some alternatives to saying, “I hate sprinting!”

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“I hate sprinting.”

Or

“I like sprinting more than long distance running.”

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“I hate sprinting.”

Or

“I like sprinting more than buying two seats on a plane.”

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“I hate sprinting.”

Or

“I like sprinting more than taking medications.”

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“I hate sprinting.”

Or

“I like sprinting more than losing my breath at the top of the stairs.”

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“I hate sprinting.”

Or

“I like sprinting more than heart surgery, hip surgery, and diabetes.”

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“I hate sprinting.”

Or

“I don’t like sprinting but the faster I sprint the sooner I’m done.”

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My personal favorite:

“I LOVE SPRINTING!”

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There you have it.  It’s amazing how quick the words of choice can change the perception of difficultly.  It’s amazing how quick the words of choice can change the perception of how enjoyable something is…even something difficult.

Choose your words wisely.

Love, Like, Live.

Don’t HATE!

If you want more help changing your mindset.  Click on the link below to join Training For Warriors Madison and let us help guide you into a new, more positive, you!  A person ready to take on a challenge rather than shy away from RESULTS because of the words you choose to say!

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