Want to Achieve Big Goals? Then Remember This. - Mind Body Paddle

Want to Achieve Big Goals? Then Remember This.

Want to Achieve Big Goals? Then Remember This.

Want to achieve big goals in your life?

If you give up as soon as it feels uncomfortable, or like you’re ‘failing’ then you’ll never see those big results you want to achieve.

The other day I paddled a playboat on a big wave for the first time in years. It had been 4 years since I paddled freestyle, and over 10 years since I paddled a big, bouncy wave.

I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do any of my old tricks from the height of competitive freestyle kayak career 20 years ago. The idea of getting a big air blunt (an aerial kayak trick) was super enticing and I wanted to challenge myself!

When I first got to the wave it looked super fast and scary. I had to start with baby steps like ferrying out and past the wave. There were several passes where I missed the wave completely. Others where I flipped immediately or got face surfed. I almost swam once because I had to remember how to roll a playboat in bigger, swirly current!

It took a lot of commitment and determination to keep peeling out and going for the wave. I could have easily given up, and told myself that I was too old and out of practice etc…

But, I know that big results come from small consistent action over time. So, I kept at it through the crashes and the feelings of being out of control.

Then, finally, it all lined up. My timing was on and I got the bounce I needed to get that big lefty air blunt! Those few seconds were super exhilarating and so worth the journey!

You can’t have the glory moments without the crashes.

In this video I show you my big move… and then a few examples of what my other rides looked like.

So… keep going for your big dreams and when you feel like you’re ‘failing,’ remember that it takes a lot of face surfs before and alongside those big, fun moves!

If you want to achieve your big goals, but you’re not sure what small steps to start with, email me. I’d love to hear about your goals and offer guidance to set you on your path to success whether that be with you health goals, paddling goals or confidence goals.

From the blog

How to Make a Healthy Transition to Fall Season

Have you ever wondered why you have a higher tendency to get sick during fall season? Or why the season brings on higher levels of anxiety, digestive distress, cold hands and feet, and dry, rough skin? If you experience any of the above and want some relief then read on because I have 5 tips

Read More »

World Champion Routine Secrets

Emily Jackson (3X World Freestyle Champion and Marketing Director at Jackson Kayaks) and I discussed the topic of routines in our recent zoom conversation for the Mind Body Paddle Community. Abby Holcombe, Junior Freestyle World Champion, also joined us. According to recent studies, the use of routines helps the brain use procedural memory (helps us

Read More »

Want more confidence? Eat better food.

Do you wish you had a more confident mindset on and off the water? If you’ve joined one of my ‘Master Your Whitewater Mindset’ webinars then you know that after offering strategies for calming your mind that include fact vs story, mindfulness tips and looking at your self talk, I always end with my Good

Read More »

Get in touch!

Do you have a question? Would you like to connect and have a conversation or learn more about an upcoming retreat? Fill out the form below.

;