But then what is behind that confidence that you see in the pros, or your break hero? Confidence is knowing your strength and knowing what you need to improve upon and being fine with the potential outcomes. Knowing that you prepared for every outcome. To overcome your fear in surfing, first of all you need to know your goal. What are you working towards? Is there a certain type or size of wave you want to be able to surf?
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Once you defined your goals and understand the main gaps, it is time to break down your physical and emotional obstacles and overcome them one by one. I can help you if you fill in the above survey. If you have not thought of the possible ways things might go wrong and how to successfully bail out, your chances of escaping are slim.
If not, do some exercises to improve your lung capacity and learn mental relaxation and focus techniques. But when you prepare yourself to act, by running through such scenarios in your imagination, you prime your body to be ready if they do come about.
Have a mental plan for any situation so you know how to act if they come about. It will remind you of what are the top mental blocks that you need to overcome. If you just read through the whole article without taking notes, you can fill in the survey here and I will get back to you with your recommended next steps. You are not alone in this. My mission is to help you become the best surfer you can be and this starts with the clarity of knowing what you want and how to get there.
Your email address will not be published. Skip to content. H ow many times did you not try something in surfing because of your fears? Did you notice how many times fear has taken over when you want to catch a bigger wave? You avoid surfing reefs even though you know you could handle the waves there? You are not comfortable surfing when the wave is slightly bigger than what you are used to? You are not the only one who is limited by your fear. Fear makes you: start to second guess your original idea get nervous start telling yourself all those stories of what can go wrong, how you will get hurt etc.
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Kirsty Spraggon , celebrated author and host of KirstyTV recently described how she motivated herself to overcome her conscious incompetence while speaking to aspiring entrepreneurs at UC Santa Barbara. For her, the stakes were especially high because she bet it all when she moved from Perth to Hollywood. Left Australia. Left a highly successful career. Moved to America with two suitcases to build an online TV show. I had to be consciously incompetent in front of hundreds of people. But if I had stopped there, I never would have realized my dreams. In addition to the intrinsic joy associated with becoming consciously competent, the process will also remind you of the importance of humility and empathy.
As noted in this article by Jeremy Dean, there are a number of beneficial psychological effects associated with humility. It is healthy to pursue a challenging task, as it reminds you how frustrating and intimidating it is to be a beginner. The more accomplished you are, the more important it is to be mindful of the frustrations of a novice.
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Empathy is equally important. Experiencing the feelings of a neophyte will make you more sympathetic the next time you coach someone at a task in which you excel.
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Lesson: Embrace opportunities to experience humility and empathy, especially as you become more accomplished in your career. When taking on a new task, take a similar approach and seek out a friendly guru. Lesson: Connect with a friend who is proficient in the task you want to master. A few well timed tips can result in immediate improvements early in your learning process.
Follow my startup-oriented Twitter feed here: johngreathouse. I promise I will never Tweet about people too cool to try anything new or that killer burrito I just ate. John Greathouse is a Partner at Rincon Venture Partners , a venture capital firm investing in early stage, web-based businesses. John is a CPA and holds an M. Note: All of my advice in this blog is that of a layman. I am not a lawyer and I never played one on TV. You should always assess the veracity of any third-party advice that might have far-reaching implications be it legal, accounting, personnel, tax or otherwise with your trusted professional of choice.
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