Mindset Monday #29 | Journey Over Destination

Today's Mindset Monday - Journey Over Destination
Coach A
May 9, 2024
Mindset Monday #29 | Journey Over Destination

Coach A


May 9, 2024

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Coach A

[00:00:00] What is going on everyone? Welcome back to another episode of the hockey lab podcast. As always, I'm your host coach a thank you so much for being here. It's Monday. That means one thing and one thing only. That means it's mindset Monday, five minutes or less talking about a concept of mental preparation.

The idea is that you listen, execute, listen, execute. You do this week after week after week. You build up compound interest. You build up enough compound interest around anything and it becomes hard not to succeed. You understand? Awesome. Before we hop into it, as always, if you're enjoying the pod, please go on, leave a quick review.

We're trying to grow this thing to a million hockey players, and that's something that we can only do with your help. So take those, you know, 30, 40 seconds. Let us know how you feel about the podcast. Guards and I go on, we read and we take those things to heart. We've made some changes from the pod just based on the information that we've received.

So we really, really do appreciate it. All right, so let's hop into on today's episode. I want to [00:01:00] talk about celebrating the journey and it's somewhat topical. We just reached 10, 000 downloads. It's something that I talked about yesterday on our social media. And that's not a lot, I suppose, in terms of our goal.

You know, it's 1 percent of 1 million, but it's also not insignificant. 10, 000 times people downloaded an episode and listen to us. And if you listen to a podcast, it is a more intimate and a larger commitment than most other media forms, right? You can click on, you can click off, you can watch a short, you can watch a reel, you can read a tweet.

If you decide to sit down and listen to a podcast that is more substantial, you're certainly giving up more of your time. So it's something that we are incredibly grateful for and something that we should celebrate. And I have a terrible habit of not celebrating any of the things on the journey. And this is something that I would do in fighting all the time.

So in fighting you fight in, you know, anywhere from two to four month cadence. So you fight, rest, train, fight, rest, train. You do that three to four times a year on average. And I would fight, win, and [00:02:00] immediately call my agent and ask him, Who are we fighting next? And I was always looking forward. I would never stop and, and acknowledge that, Hey, I, I did a good job.

You know, that was, that was quite valuable and it was an amazing experience and I should be proud of myself. And as you're trying to progress up the rankings, you're trying to fight tougher and tougher guys. So as soon as I would win, I would discredit the win almost to be like, Oh yeah, well it wasn't that good.

So I got to fight someone better. And it's just a tough way to go about living, quite frankly, never stopping and smelling the roses, so to speak, not enjoying the journey because ultimately when you get to the end, it's not the end. There's now a new target that gets set. And so if we can't take time to stop and enjoy it, then we'll forever feel empty.

And so how can we apply that to a hockey lens? Well, season just ended. Playoffs just ended. Trials just ended. So there was a lot of things that just wrapped up for most players. If you had a good year, give yourself a pat on the back. Enjoy it. Take a second. Say, hey, I had a good year. Don't don't get [00:03:00] overly arrogant about it.

Don't become cocky. Realize that you do have to go back and you have to prove it next year. There's no question about that. If you worked hard, if you dedicated yourself, if you dialed in on your nutrition, your training, your recovery, your on ice, your effort. And you had success. You should enjoy that because it's going to be gone one day.

And if you don't take time to enjoy it now, you never will. So that's it. I'm challenging you guys this week. Enjoy it. Take time. Appreciate the journey. Realize that what you're doing matters and it matters a lot. And that's a good thing. And have respect for your effort. Have a great week guys.

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