Tonight I Will Be In My Bed
Written by Holden Rethwill
A mantra can be a powerful tool. It can keep you going when the crap hits the fan. Using a positive mantra during a difficult workout can help keep out those negative thoughts – the ones that make you want to slow down, rest, or even stop.
Reading through one of my books earlier this week I came across a new quote that I wanted to share. The credit goes to Chris Sacca (entrepreneur and guest on Shark Tank) from the book “Tools of Titans” written by Tim Ferriss. The mantra he discussed is, “when the going gets tough, tonight I will be in my bed.” In short, tonight I will be in my bed.
I think this is perfect for our sport. No matter how painful a workout may be, or how much discomfort you may be in, it is only temporary. Tonight you’ll be at home, eating dinner, and sleeping in your bed. Push through the pain, and before you know it, it’s over.
I think this is a phenomenal mantra that can be applied not only to CrossFit, but to all aspects of life. Pain and discomfort are temporary. Reminding yourself that you’ll be in your bed is a great way to keep that in perspective. It just might help you push through that discomfort knowing that it won’t last forever.
Next time you’re in the middle of a tough workout, maybe one of those nasty EMOM’s CJ likes to program, remind yourself that the discomfort is only temporary. Tonight I will be in my bed.
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