Today, I want to talk about what you do when you’re not feeling that you have the kind of energy or ability on any given day to accomplish what you set out to do.  Or to be able to do something to the best of your ability.

Say, for example, you’re in the midst of a project, or in the midst of a workout, or in the midst of a race and you’re just not feeling good.

You don’t feel like you have to kind of energy that you wish you had.  You don’t feel like you got that kind of strength that you wish you had.

If we focus on what we don’t have, it’s going to feel worse and worse.

If you focus on what you do have and focus on doing the best that you can with what you have on that day, you’re going to find that you get out of yourself way more than you can ever imagine feeling the way that you’re feeling.

For example, my athletes – they may be racing and maybe they’re feeling absolutely awful.  But what if – what if they were feeling awful because they were going faster than they’ve ever gone before?  And the thing is that in those moments, no matter what, instead of focusing on what you wish you had and don’t have, focus on what you do have.

Focus on the fact that you have the heart and the soul and the determination, and I have, you know, the ability to give everything I have in this moment.

Focus on what you want to create and you want to achieve, not on what you don’t want to have happen.

Instead of saying “Oh, my God, I hope I don’t fail.” Or “Oh, my God, I hope I don’t do an awful job”, say “I’m going to focus on dong the best job that I can”

In every single moment, I’m going to focus on being the best me that I can in every moment.

Focus on the things that you have control over– your effort, your attitude, your heart, your soul – don’t focus on what you don’t have control of or what everyone else around you is doing.  What everyone else around you is achieving.  Focus on you, and only you, and doing the best that you can in every single moment.

And that will create not only a joyful experience but one where you truly can perform to your potential.