This is a tough part in sport. The whole time when you’re competing, you’re getting messaging. You’re getting messaging from the other person saying, I can beat you nonverbal. And then you have messaging of your own. More often than not little kids, when they step on the mat, they start doubting themselves in the beginning.
they say, “I don’t know if I can beat this kid, he looks bigger than me, he looks stronger than me.” They go through this messaging, with adults, you go through this messaging of, usually they’ll start with, alright, “I’m going to do what he says, I’m going to try. I’m going to try to do what he says.” then internally, you get some different messaging of your mind and. So, what happens is you start giving yourself this messaging of conceptual framework, which is your mind, saying, Man, I’m tired. And this don’t feel good, doing it like this.
What you want to do is you want to alleviate the discomfort, in our life, we have more reps of alleviation, than we have reps of purposely putting ourselves in an uncomfortable situation. So, we start out with the TV with the channels on it, and the antenna, we move to cable, and we move to remote, we start out cooking on the stove, we move to a microwave, right, we start out stick shift, and we move to automatic, so that everything that happens on the human side of evolution is all based upon creating a more efficient process.
So, the problem is that we forget that the purpose of creation of the efficient process is to produce a better outcome. What happens is we go to what’s more efficient at the time, but it’s not going to produce a better outcome. You have to train yourself that what seems like is difficult now is only difficult in the beginning. Because once I get it, it’d be a better outcome. It’s like the initial force that you have to put on the lever in order to move the big object.
That initial push is difficult and then after that, it seems very easy. The initial part of what We say in sports, we call it discipline, but it really, at its core is obedience and people have a problem with obedience. They don’t like the word they don’t want to be told what to do and they don’t want to follow directions all the time. Your friend says hey man. You’re going to love this restaurant. Listen, what do you do? The first thing you do is you go on Google and you look at the word. Why? He just told you. Why are you looking at the reviews? You don’t trust them!
So, when somebody tells you something and you in your mind feel like you have to question what it is that they told you. There’s a lack of trust now. Everybody trusts you. If I let you borrow $5, and I trust you to pay it back on Tuesday, its different if we’re walking across a river, and I’m holding the line on the other side and I’m saying man, trust me, you can get across you sir.
I was married for 17 years got divorce. You are still married and there is still trust issues with everybody, it doesn’t matter doesn’t matter who you are. You have been working at your job for years still trust issues? He said he’s going to give us bonus but I don’t believe in until I see it in my account. There’s still trust issues with everybody. Everybody still protects themselves all wives still have a separate account. for what? a rainy day? what rain are you talking about baby? Because trust but verifies that I don’t trust you.
Then there is faith. Faith is the substance of being hopeful and evidence of things not seeing. What you hope for doesn’t have substance and there’s no evidence of what you can see. You just got to trust.
The foundational blocks of trust are faith.
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