On top of all this, I found the time to watch an interview with Sarah Walker, which I had previously skipped. In an interview Sarah tells about the work what she is doing to pursue her mind to develop as an athlete, and also as a person. I know exactly what Sarah is talking about. She explains how her psychologist inspires her and question her action. In New Zealand, I worked with the same psychologist. That man is incredible, and his message is even more incredible! He is not a hippie or nothing, but he smiles genuinely every single time when you meet him. He will help you to believe in yourself. He will help you to set right value on things. He will help you not to be afraid of failing.
This what I'm saying, is the base of being in balance as a person, which is again the base of being an athlete. It may sound like plain words which you here everyone saying but no one acting. And that's what it is mostly. That's what it is as long as you start to practice them. Simple exercises to fail, and to believe in yourself. All you need to do is make the small exercises and to believe in them!
1. Learn patience. Pour a matchbox on the floor and pick them up one by one. While doing that thinking that you are patient. Do this every day, rather even several times a day.
2. Learn to fail. Fail when others can see it, but you do not need to explain anything to anyone. This helps you to understand that it doesn't change anything.
3. Learn to believe in yourself. Every day, when going to sleep just think the things where you were good today.
4. Learn to live in this moment. For example take simple raisin and look at it for 5 minutes. You are viewing the colors and wrinkles, just like it would be something unprecedented. You can smell it, listen to it and maybe even taste it. In the same way you are supposed to feel the bike while riding. You'll feel the wheels on the ground, you feel your every muscle.
Next, you might be racing the most important race this far. Knowing that you can only do your best. Living in the moment and being calm, and you are not afraid to fail.