During a training session earlier, I put my client on ‘cruise control’ on the treadmill. He was on a treadmill made by TRUE™ which offers this neat little feature. Just as in a car, you set the limits you want – in this case, for your heart rate. If you fall out of your zone, the treadmill recognizes that and will change settings to put you back in. How cool is that?!
It got me thinking, hmmm…. how else can we apply that! Let’s play with that for a minute. Imagine you’re all pumped up, then some thought flashes you in your head and you crash. Ever had that happen? Most likely yes. What if you could blast that thought as quick as it came in? Neat trick, huh?!
“From the brain and the brain alone arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains and griefs” ~ Hippocrates
That’s our quest – to see how we can be on cruise control to roll on down the highway of life. Do you know the functions of cruise control? I didn’t until recently as I’ve been in a 65 Mustang & 91 Jeep. Res – resume, Acc – accelerate, Cruise, Set, Coast. Imagine if your life was that easy. It can be!
Ok, here’s what to do. The next time one of those defeating thoughts creeps into your grey matter, you’re gonna flex your muscle and snap it. Talk back to it – loudly! Tell that inner demon, you’re done with it, it has no power or influence over you. That’s how fast you can accelerate! And it is that easy. Do this over and over with thoughts, words, actions that you mindlessly fall into. This is your wake up call to do something different and start cruisin!