Friday, March 21, 2008

With a Little Help for my Friend - BBI

BBI has felt a bit down lately... none of us know why. Yes, little things have popped up now, (but I thought that was a good thing BBI- No? God only knows how long we would have to listen to how much cooler the Viagra NASCAR is than all others?).... Could it be having a known sprinter beating you up hills be dragging you down? Just Tues. I made sure you passed me at the end of the hill intervals to kinda give you a boost? So out of the kindness of my heart of hearts I did some research and come up with this:

BBI, do you need a confidence boost? Here are a few tips...
Look for a model (someone who has self confidence) and learn from them. What is it they do that makes them confident, how do they act? Try your friend Gregg

Focus on your achievements rather than your failures. If you do find yourself thinking about how you failed then look at what you managed to do right and how you could correct what you did next time. Hmm, Gregg again?

Learn how to feel good about yourself - He could help you with this-

Act as if you were self confident! You will feel more confident. The GONDA! has this licked.

Focus on who you are and what you like about yourself. Why do your friends like you? ....or do they?

Prepare thoroughly for any task so that you can be sure you are ready. 5min. to race time - where are you??

Work on any skills you need to do what you want, you can never be overtrained or over skilled for any challenge in life.

Work on your relaxation skills - Start here!

Always smile and stand up straight

Set reachable goals for yourself and break difficult tasks into smaller steps - like divorce

Reward yourself when you succeed no matter how small the achievement - Like finishing all your doughnut - Look! All gone : )

Finally, I advise you not to be too competitive or compare yourself with others. Be yourself and accept that life is not a race against others but your self confidence depends on you and your personal needs. See Gonda on this one-

BBI, help us, help you-


Steve Griffiths said...

The thing that confuses me about this post is BBL got his win already this year and your still coming up short. It seems like he should be writing this message to you. Hang in there, you'll get yours too.

jonathan said...

See above. That Griff, sure is a wise man.

Many thanks on the tips. Many will serve me well. You can be my role model from now on. A few questions though. Like on the suggestion, “Prepare thoroughly for any task so that you can be sure you are ready. 5 min. to race time - where are you?? “ Is this a dig at yourself? A reference to, “its 1 minute after the race started, which lap are you thinking of joining in on?” After my thrashing at Copperopolis, I think I really would have done quite a bit better if I had simply skipped those first 2 pesky laps, and jumped in the final one. Perhaps a strategy we should persue?