What are your beliefs about your racing, money, relationships, and yourself?
You’re about to learn how to believe in yourself as a motocross racer.
It’s a challenging question to ask, yet it reveals the exact beliefs holding you back from your dreams.
Your beliefs are what govern your thoughts, actions, decisions, and behaviors.
If you believe you will never turn pro then you’re thoughts, feelings, and actions tend to align with your limiting belief.
If you believe you will turn pro then your thoughts, feelings, and actions will align with this positive belief in yourself.
“If your beliefs are not in alignment with your desires then your beliefs need to change!”
A single belief can completely change the way you experience your reality and ultimately your on-track results.
Your life is a function of how you perceive it to be more than what it actually is.
How Your Beliefs Filter the Way You See Things
Let’s say you live by the belief that you aren’t good enough.
One day your uncle calls you and says I have got the greatest job opportunity for you!
How do you imagine his comment will get “filtered” through your mind?
You’ll think of things such as:
- “It probably doesn’t pay much anyway.”
- “They must be desperate if they want someone like me.”
- “They probably already filled the job so why should I bother.”
“Feeling like you’re not good enough is one of the most flawed limiting beliefs that infects the motorsports industry.”
Now let’s say you created the belief you are good enough.
How would the things you think about change?
Instead, you’ll think of things such as:
- “This job may pay more than my current job and I can pay off my car loan.”
- “I know I have the qualifications so why not apply?”
- “I’m going to call them today to set up an interview.”
It’s almost like there is a computer program running your life without you consciously being aware of it.
“95% of your day is controlled by subconscious and your inherent beliefs.”
Now that you understand the power of beliefs, how do you change them?
Here’s a video from our YouTube channel on the mental game of motocross you’ll find value in.
Change Requires Small Daily Actions
To change your beliefs you need to start by identifying the belief you are looking to create.
You can’t meet a friend for dinner if you don’t know where the destination is, right?
All too often we think about things we want and stop without taking action!
“Many of us think about the want but don’t think about how to clearly map out the road to that want, that goal, that dream.”
In today’s society, people think they can make big gains fast.
This couldn’t be any farther from the truth.
Small, consistent daily gains are the best way to make a solid change in your life and in your beliefs.
Change is tough because your brain is lazy as it doesn’t want to use valuable energy to make new synapses and new connections in your mind.
“Whenever change feels tough, imagine the feeling you’ll experience once that change takes place and you’ve instantly made it easier.”
Change is also where very possible when you create small wins every day.
The key is knowing the exact small daily actions to take.
Become the Creator of Your Beliefs and Not the Victim of Them
Start becoming the athlete you wish to be by becoming an active creator of your beliefs.
Your imagination is what initiates the creation your beliefs.
Imagine yourself being the athlete you want to be.
What would that look like exactly?
- What would your ideal training day look like?
- How would you become best prepared for your next event?
- When you race or compete how aggressive would you be?
Now that you’ve determined your desired outcomes, let’s focus on your process.
Imagine the traits required to have a killer training session.
“What would they be?”
It would be adopting traits such as discipline, focus, and intensity to name a few.
Now imagine yourself in a situation where you are embodying these traits.
Feel them as if they are already yours.
Now that you have felt the traits you’ll need, work your way back.
“The more you use your imagination to feel the desired traits, the more familiar and comfortable they begin to feel.”
This is the holy grail of becoming a better-performing athlete!
Once you’ve imagined and felt the traits you need to embody, begin to think about the decisions and actions you can take today to support them.
Finally, make the decisions and take the actions you’ve imagined to create the supportive evidence of your desired belief.
Congratulations, you just created your first road map to becoming greater than you were an hour ago.
Consistency is the Key to Creating Belief in Yourself
Taking the actions stated above on a daily practice prepares you to become a mentally tough motorsports athlete.
The key is to be consistent with the belief you have in yourself.
One thing I’ve noticed with the professional athletes I train is they all have exhibited the traits of a mentally tough racer at times in their careers.
- A never-give-up attitude.
- Complete focus free of distraction.
- The ability to enter into the flow state.
- The ability to overcome obstacles.
- Able to race as they practice.
- Overcome feelings of frustration.
- Never compare themselves to others.
However, they have also NOT exhibited these characteristics at times as well.
Consistency is the key and it’s created by taking small daily actions that provide the evidence to support the beliefs you desire to have.
Consistency in your thoughts, feelings, actions, and ability to make smart decisions when it matters most wins races.
“Consistency is the holy grail to winning championships and is created by looking at your mindset as a tool that needs to be sharpened daily.”
How much belief do you have in yourself as a motocross racer?
Mental Skills Coaching Must Become a Part of Your Motocross Training Program
Before you can become a mentally tough motocross rider you need to have a motocross training program that includes mental skills training.
Jeremy Albrecht, the former team manager for JGR Suzuki, stated to me he feels the mental game at the top level contributes to 80% of a racer’s success.
If it’s that important to top-level pros, how important is it to you?
“We at RAK Racing offer two mental skills training programs available to motocross and supercross athletes if you need guidance on your mindset.”
Our one-on-one program for pros is typically full and quite expensive.
We do offer an amateur program that covers all the same skills covered with our pro riders but in an online group setting.
All members are screened for heart, desire, and level of discipline prior to being granted access.
Our athletes believe in themselves 100%!
Email me to learn more about it and request access to the group.