Today’s guest is Matt Fitzgerald, a certified sports nutritionist and coach to triathletes and runners.
Matt is also the author of How Bad Do You Want It: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle. Many of the groundbreaking ideas Matt covers in the book are not limited to sports, but can be applied to any goal you’re trying to achieve.
If you’re interested in unlocking the power of your mind, this episode is for you. Listen in to hear practical advice based on cutting edge science that explains how we can use our minds to push beyond perceived limits.
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“There are certain coping skills that apply to everyone and that you need to learn to develop in order to push back those limits.” – Matt Fitzgerald
- How your perception of effort limits your performance
- The challenge of pushing past perceived effort
- What is the Navy Seal’s 40% rule?
- How to overcome your psychological limits
- The power of positive self talk
- Why you should brace yourself for a physical challenge
- Why we choke under pressure
- What role flow state plays in performance
- How having an audience makes a difference
- The difference between process focus and outcome orientation
- Why you should set a goal and then forget it
- The delicate balance of goal setting
- How self doubt can be good
- The importance of adaptability
- How to develop adaptability
- Why we need to be resilient
- How to use failure and anger for motivation
- What is the motivational intensity theory
“If you’re seeking improvement in some type of task or endeavor, you’ll tend to improve more if you set a goal that stretches you.” – Matt Fitzgerald
- Read Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen
- Read Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
“Don’t quit. Keep engaged, keep trying, and then let that adaptability mindset unfold.” – Matt Fitzgerald