Sole Searching is intended and designed to generate and create serious thinking and deep consideration regarding one’s beliefs, motivation and driving force to finally move yourself to the next level.
A Beginner’s Mindset
Just recently I was working with an endurance athlete who throughout our training session indicated that he had tried this and tried that to become better at his swimming. Over time, he had the opportunity to work with multiple coaches and still seemed to be struggling to improve. After approximately thirty minutes into our session, I gently suggested he take a new approach. I proposed he empty his mind of what he thought he knew, open his mind to new possibilities and become a beginner again and practice for the sake of practice. I assured him a new world of opportunities would be exposed and suggested a growth mindset in order see new promises of what could be by simply embracing becoming a beginner.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Shunryu Suzuki
One of the very first steps to personal growth and development is to give great consideration to the words of Richard Feynman, who penned” “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest to fool.”
Live the life of a beginner.