Over the last 10 years as I have walked on the beautiful Red Road, I have learnt more and more how important it is to be mindful of your language and what you put out to the universe.
Now we all know that my “language” at times can be rather colorful but I am not taking about that language. I am talking more about Neuro Linguistic Programming. This is the positive or negative way we talk about ourselves and our surroundings and things. It’s the language we use on a daily basis applying to how we focus on our day, week, month or year ahead.
Having learnt how to be mindful of the language I use when I set a goal, I found myself laughing out loud this morning as I got up at 4:45 am to get ready to paddle.
You see when I met with my coach last week and he asked me if I was going to be happy to paddle no matter what the weather had in mind, I courageously said, I shall paddle in wind, rain and sunshine!
Of course the universe found this highly amusing and is choosing to test my statement to the fullest. Yesterday’s paddle brought along 15 knot wind and this mornings paddle brought some rain and a little bit of wind. Fortunately the rain mainly came down while we stretching after our paddle, but I must say I did chuckle.
I however did get up and out there on the water and did some sprints, some technique practice from yesterday’s lesson and a few buoy turns! I know that the only way I shall improve in this sport is to train in all conditions and put in the time in the time on the water!
Once again none of this would be possible without the support of my fellow Wahine Caroline. Thanks maaitjie for another great paddle!