Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.
This famous phrase amplifies just how much of whether you succeed is down to your mind. Over the last seven weeks I have blogged some ideas you can use to stay on track and ensure your mind is fully prepared for the London Marathon. This post, with one week to go, suggests you put the icing on your cake by creating your confidence booster.
Self-belief and confidence make achieving our goals far easier. One of the best ways to boost your confidence is to find the evidence and remind yourself of all the fantastic things you have done in the build up to the marathon to get you into the best shape.
So, like in the picture above, get a piece of paper, get out your training diary and write down:
- Your goal for the Marathon
- Your mantra which you will use when it gets tough
- Your strength that you will be able to draw upon when you struggle
- 3 sessions you did in your build up which give you evidence that you are well prepared
Keep this paper in your wallet, or kit bag, or by the side of your bed and when you feel the nerves creeping in, read through it and remind yourself how hard you have trained and how much you deserve to achieve your goal.
Have a fantastic marathon day. May your goals be hit and your celebrations fun!