Where can I find more information?
An athlete is only as good as their mindset. Having a strong mind can help take you wherever you want to go. So, in order to help you start or continue this journey, I created a list of recourses in this blog post that have helped me along the way. I’ve used all of these and have explained my thoughts on them before. However, if you have any questions, just reach out!
- The 15 invaluable laws of growth by John Maxwell
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- The 7 Highly Effective Habits of Teens by Sean Covey
- The Difference Maker by John C. Maxwell
- Happiness A-Z by Louise Baxter Harmon
- Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
- Encouragement Changes Everything by John C. Maxwell
- Jump Start Your Thinking by John C. Maxwell
Podcasts & Videos:
- Skating Success the Podcast
- Matthew Collins on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeb5mDxFiGmJaUTJdLlHgqw
- R.C. Waldun on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCafEZMU5s8geb9oIly6xTrg
I obviously read more than I listen to Podcasts or videos. But that’s just my personal preference, I hope this list still helps you get started or find new content to engage with on your journey. All of these books can be found with a simple search. I listen to the Skating Success podcast on Spotify, it’s super easy to find on there!
Why do I heavily advocate for the importance of mindset?
Why do I care about getting this message out so much? It’s quite simple really. I used to think my mindset didn’t matter, that the world sucked either way. I was angry and sad all the time. I dreaded doing most things in life because of this. However, once I became tired of living that way I gave into reading one book on the subject. It helped pull me out of that anger, making me feel renewed. Then I read another, and another, listened to a podcast, and yet another book. I consumed AND FOLLOWED the content in these pieces and my whole life began to change. I found joy in the little things, pleasure in working, happiness in learning, peace in relaxation ( which I struggled with feeling guilty for), and an overall better life. Changing my mindset gave me power over my negative thoughts. Changing my mindset gave me power to choose how I wanted to live my life. Even when I couldn’t control the circumstances I was in I was able to control how well I carried and reacted to them.
I’m planning on doing a more detailed post in the future about my experience and what I learned from it. If you have any questions or thoughts don’t be afraid to shoot me and email or DM me on Instagram. I can’t wait to keep growing with you guys. That being said, I have to thank my dad for starting me on this journey. He has always given me access to resources and supported (even bribed) me to read these kinds of books. Without his guidance I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. So thank you Dad, I really appreciate your pushes in this direction.