High performance athletes can’t always do what’s expected. Occasionally, they might have a minor sprain or injury that needs nurturing. In the case of a major setback, they might be on the sidelines for a longer period of time. This doesn’t mean they aren’t a top performer. It simply means that no matter what we’re good at, or what we’re trying to work on, none of us can be good at it all of the time.
Sometimes when we have a setback, it might be easy to doubt whether we’ve made any progress at all.
“Maybe the good mood I had last month wasn’t real…”
“I feel like I’m back at square one”
“I thought I was doing so much better, what does it mean now that I’m really struggling?”
As in any journey, the path has peaks and valleys. The emotions you feel at any one point in time will never be a constant. True, the good times will pass… but so will the bad.
The most important thing to remember in those moments of self-doubt is that’s the time to reach out. It’s totally counter-intuitive, but a certain way to turn things around quickly. When we most want to retreat, that’s actually when we need to advance.
Don’t wait until you’re feeling good to join one of our groups… it would be a very empty room if we all took that approach. Take a look at the programs we’re offering in the new year and see if there’s one that seems right for you. There’s a seat waiting for you.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong