Tag Archives: confidence

perspective

When I was a kid, I felt depressed a lot…….I was angry and a brooder.  I really focused on what I didn’t have, what I wasn’t, what I imagined I could not be.  I liked to hide out in my … Continue reading

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Words-pictures-stuff

Words are pictures out loud. A coach communicates from the pictures she sees.  She describes the artistry she wants in motion.  Each instruction is expressed with intricate terms put together in sentences and paragraphs.  The verbiage is shared with a … Continue reading

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Possibility

I see possibility everywhere.  If I want something then I know it is possible.  I trust my goals and abilities to reach them. Sometimes a million things come at you and it seems as if you may not get what … Continue reading

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Boxing Lessons

Boxing taught me, when you feel and know the power within you, you don’t have to prove it on the outside. It’s a rhythm thing to me…..If I’m looking externally for approval and disapproval, I am no longer in my … Continue reading

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A little lesson from Zen

Lately, coach Jen has been attending a sitting meditation group at SU called Eco Sangha.  Through this group came an opportunity to attend a full day meditation that consisted of sitting, walking, working and eating- all in silence. Honestly, it … Continue reading

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What this is all for…

We are a unique kind, a rare occurance in the sporting world.  We agree to give and take punches inside ropes reducing our ability to run and hide.  We train day after day, endure hours of discomfort for a performance … Continue reading

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A Ring of thought

When we pay attention in a rigid, effortfull and thus stressed way, it is a drag on the entire mind body system:  We are more likely to overreact in ways that are fearful, angry, effortfull, rigid and resistant.  When we … Continue reading

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a thought or two about confidence

Building confidence hasn’t occurred like I expected.  I thought getting good at skills or tasks was the only way to build confidence.  Getting better at stuff partially builds confidence but mostly becoming more comfortable making errors, not being perfect and … Continue reading

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Committing to the punch

Boxing always makes a lot of sense.  It puts concepts into a physical sensical format. For instance:  Committing to the punch.  The more you commit to the punch, the less likely you are to get hit.  It’s scary as hell … Continue reading

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Trusting your training

“Trust your training” is a common saying in boxing.  It’s meant to illicit confidence, to bolster a boxer’s spirit as he/she approaches match time.  Running, repetitive skills, strength and conditioning are all key elements in training.  A boxer cannot do … Continue reading

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