“WITH PHYSICAL TRAINING NOW COMMONPLACE, THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR PERSONAL GROWTH IS IN THE MIND.”
WHAT IS MINDSET TRAINING?
Ten years ago, the fitness industry as we know it did not exist. People were not sharing their workouts on social media and there were very few resources about training online. If you were someone who was heavily into training, that was the thing that defined you as a person. Fast forward to today and there are an endless number of websites, blogs, and social media personalities providing unlimited information about all different types of training and nutrition. If you are interested in getting in shape or finding a diet that works for you, the information is all right there and available. And it no longer defines you as a person; for athletes and recreationalists alike, training is just one part of our daily routines that keeps us balanced, grounded, and fulfilled. With physical training now commonplace, the next frontier for personal growth is in the mind.
Whether they were aware of it or not, every high performer in history has had a “training” routine for their mind. The Brazilian soccer star Pelé used visualization before every game to build a mental movie of success and reconnect with his love and purpose for the sport. Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban attributes much of his success to a philosophy of “lifelong learning” that manifests in four or five hours of reading per day. From elite athletes to successful entrepreneurs, they all have routines to train their mindsets and keep them motivated and innovative to continually outperform the competition. But there is no reason this should be unique to the world’s top athletes or CEOs. Anyone with experience of mindset training is aware of the profound difference it can make in their emotional and cognitive performance. Similar to what happened with fitness, mindset training is quickly moving from obscurity to mainstream.
Everyone begins at a different point in their mindset training, just like with fitness. An initial fitness goal might be to lose weight, gain muscle, or increase general health. We continue to adjust our training until these three factors are optimized, and then continue to level up in each of those categories. Mindset training analogously seeks to optimize three factors: motivation, creativity, and emotional regulation. In the following newsletters, we will explore all of the details of these factors, along with their many subcategories and how we can form training routines based on which we most want to improve.