As the blog last week mentioned, the next couple of weeks are going to focus on the competitive mindset. When it comes to your quest to on the sickness, wellness, fitness continuum, mindset is key!
This week, the Always Forward Mindset is going to delve into the neurons of one Coach, Scooter Houston. We all know Coach Scooter, and we have all worked out beside him, including a tremendous numbers of events, like Murph. What make Coach Scooter tick? What drives him to get into the gladiatorial arena of a large-scale Crossfit competition like the Big Orange Brawl?
To start the conversation, we simply asked Coach Scooter three things.
1) What were you thinking when you made the decision to sign up for the Big Orange Brawl 2019?
2) What drove you in your preparation for the event?
3) How did you feel mentally during the event?
His responses were insightful, heart-felt, and applicable to so many of us.
Coach Scooter's explains his mindset!
When I signed up for the Big Orange Brawl, my thought processes were solely on pushing my body, and my mind to the next level; and to win. In order to do that I had to step outside of my comfort zone, and allow myself to find comfort in the uncomfortable.
My drive came from my family, gym members, all the underdogs, and people who don’t have faith in themselves simply because they have believed the lie that Society, the devil, or other people have told them. That they can’t make it, simply because of who they are, where they are from, or their socioeconomic status. I always want to be the voice for the people without one, and show people they don’t have to be a statistic, or certain stereotype to do or be what they want to be.
During the competition it was very hard physically and mentally and I had moments where I second guessed my want to and drive. I never do anything not to lose and when I started having those thoughts I quickly reminded myself that I come to win and as long as I kept that though it would be ok, even if I didn’t as long as I gave my all. I did not win and needed that lose to drive me to continue the process to grind and stay hungry towards my goals!!!
I wouldn’t have changed anything with my pre-comp mindset but I would have focused more during the comp on staying in my zone and just doing me without worrying or carrying about anyone else.
Nobody can do you, better than you can do you.
Next week, we will be discussing the Always Forward Mindset with MCF Coach, Podcast Extraordinaire, and Competitor Jamison Price. As we develop the Always Forward Mindset, we will be expanding the depth of our interview, and how to develop the mindset within you. This process isn't designed to make you adopt somebody else's mindset as your own, but to help you develop the mindset within you!
Jamison Price - Owner and Coach