A less than ideal situation can easily be turned around using your imagination and the powers of visualization.
When you’re facing a situation you generally dread, stop and analyze the things you feel and say to yourself. Then immediately counter your negative thoughts with positive alternatives.
Examples I hear often:
- I hate morning swimming practice; counter with > BUT, I’m so alive afterwards
- Sprint work on the track hurts so bad; counter with > BUT, it boosts my speed so much
- A long solo bike ride is boring, counter with > BUT, I boost my aerobic base and get time to think
- Do I really have to stretch post-workout? counter with > BUT, I recover fast for my next workout and perform better
Visualize positive states and with the powers of your imagination, you can overcome any doubts.