If you’ve ever participated in a sport, lost weight, or learned to play an instrument, you know that progress is never easy. Inevitably you will encounter plateaus, even setbacks, in your development. You develop a great forehand shot in tennis, but now your backhand isn’t working. You can putt like Tiger Woods but your drives don’t make the green. You drop 10 pounds but can’t lose the last 10 to save your life. You sound like Beethoven on the easy pieces of music but you can’t get the fingering right on that tough piano solo.
At some point in their development, most people’s results drop off. However, such setbacks can be some of the most important moments in your life. Why? When we succeed, we party. When we fail, we ponder. Setbacks can be the stimuli that re-energizes your commitment to your ultimate goals.
How does this work? Setbacks produce pain which can either immobilize you or cause you to work even harder. In the moments of setback and disappointment you need a quality coach, or an event - someone or something to break your pattern, remind you of your goals and put you back on the path of progress.
Once you immerse yourself and dedicate yourself to your goals with renewed energy, you start creating unbelievable results—outcomes that are greater than ever before. Then, BAM! another challenge hits. With quality coaching you can immerse yourself again and with each immersion get stronger and better results. Immersion, combined with coaching and consistent spaced repetition produce the Power of the Training Effect.
The continuous cycle of immersion-achievement-setback-coaching-immersion is natural. When faced with a setback, instead of feeling powerless, remember that every time you re-immerse yourself, you are starting off at a stronger point than before. You are creating a powerful foundation for your vision. You are building muscle. If you don’t use it, you lose it. With consistency, quality coaching and consistent spaced repetition can you maximize your strength and achieve the results you desire.
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