The Teachings / Internal Sports

Internal Sports

Challenge Yourself

Internal Sports

Human Impeccability: acting in accordance with the highest standards of ones own ability… responding to the challenges of life in order to reach humanities highest level of development.

In order to grow ones must maintain a continuous positive attitude; of overcoming obstacles, of breaking internal barriers, of rising above difficulties and mediocrity, of broadening the horizon and of ones ability to do things.

Why: Human Impeccability: acting in accordance with the highest standards of ones own ability… responding to the challenges of life evolving, in order to reach humanities highest level of development.

Barrier to Success: Inertia, the weight of being comfortable, the instinctive tendency to make the least effort possible, only going after “low hanging fruit” , the subliminal messages and beliefs about what is or is not possible, the fear of failure . . .

Workout Help:

  • Have a path marked out with a concrete end-point.
    • Take steps everyday towards that goal.
    • Be flexible and understand that the road to your goal may not be a straight one.
    • Persistence, consistency and self belief are key.
  • Have a proactive attitude that does not wait for problems. Instead go and seek them out in order to meet the challenge head on. You will receive more energy from the challenge this way.


Challenging yourself is an active struggle against:

  • Giving up on achieving what may seem, or is, difficult or “impossible”.
  • Getting comfortable in your routine.
  • Fooling ourselves into thinking that we are on an active path towards out goals, when it is not true.
  • Self-indulgence, excuses, justifications for not keeping our word to ourselves.


Workout requirements:

  • Setting your sights high and holding on to the essential feeling of the CHALLENGE.
  • Maintaining your motivation and staying connected to your own objectives.
  • Development of creativity in order to overcome obstacles.
  • Learning to deal with negativity of demoralization, routine and inertia.
  • Refining your skills.
  • Acquiring resources for confronting your own failings, your own errors, in a positive way so that they become lessons in life that will help you continue to advance.


Getting started

How to improve:

  • Questions to ask yourself
    • What is it that I think I don't know how to do?
    • What can I do, however small to change that?
    • What is it that I think I can't do?
    • Why do I think I canʼt do it?
    • What is it that I am afraid to do or to confront?
    • What small step can I make to confront it?
  • Observe your physical mental and emotional reactions to these questions, write them down immediately.
  • Accumulate Energy.


Monitor your progress, asking yourself every day:

  • Am I keeping my mind on my challenge?
  • Are my actions, thoughts and emotions consistent with what I want to achieve?
Print page
 
Send to friend
Website optimized for 1024x768 px. for Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows, Safari 4.0 on Mac / Windows, and Mozilla Firefox 3.0 on Windows, or higher versions