I’m guilty of really rambling on and on about mindset, paradigm shifts, etc. — but one lesson I learned as a competitor is this:
The extra work is a choice. Inaction is a choice.
Losing, too, is a choice.
Making the right choices isn’t always easy, though. We are extremely good at self deception. Looking deep into yourself to try and understand why you make certain choices (or, as the case may be, make no choices at all) can help you systematically change your patterns.
Introspection is a skill that requires practice. Consider it a part of your training, and dedicate time to it every day.
See you on the mats!