Today’s post is short and sweet. But also extremely powerful.
It’s a simple mantra to use when you’re doing anything that is a struggle. Anything you just want to give up on.
I can do anything for 5 breaths.
I can do anything for 30 Minutes.
I can do anything for an hour.
For me it started with yoga. I would be in warrior two and the burn would start to set in. Most of the time you are only in a pose for about 5 breaths. So I started telling myself, I can do anything for 5 breaths. It’s only 5 breaths. That is nothing in a lifetime. Just 5 breaths.
Then it transitioned to lifting. I can do anything for 15 reps. It’s only 15 reps.
Then cardio. I can do anything for 30 minutes. What’s 30 minutes in a lifetime. Nothing. I can do 30 minutes.
It’s a simple mindset change. A way of seeing the bigger picture. What’s 5 breaths? What’s 30 Minutes? What’s an hour compared to a lifetime? Nothing.
So next time you find yourself struggling on your mat, in the gym, at an interview, giving a presentation, remind yourself it’s just a tiny spec of your life. It’s just 1 minute. You can do anything for 1 minute.