How will you adjust?
In a baseball game, players are constantly adjusting to their opponent.
A batter is anticipating a curveball after the pitcher struck him out on one the previous at-bat. He knows if he leans too much on his front foot, he'll be out in front of the off-speed pitch and strike out again.
So he adjusts.
Many times, success comes down to our ability to adjust.
Sticking with what we've always done because we're comfortable with it may work for a little while, but eventually, it won't.
Resilience is one's ability to adapt to change. Can we respond to changing times, adverse situations, and still remain fluid?
Or do we become married to what we've always done? (which can many times spell disaster).
"If this happens... how will I adjust?"
Ask yourself this week. Start with the situation you're currently debating.
- If I miss a day of training, how will I adjust?
- If I fail to be consistent in my training, how will I adjust?
- If I _________, how will I adjust?
Write it down. Make a gameplan of how you'll adapt and respond prior to that moment.
The more we can prepare a gameplan for when things don't go as planned, the more resilient we become in how we manage those new situations.