Recently just finished off David Beckham’s Netflix series and it was a good watch
Better than watching Rangers/Man U in Europe this week anyway !
And I was feeling pretty nostalgic watching it
Could remember it all from growing up, he was the man in my eyes
The main lesson I took from it that I didn’t appreciate when I was younger
Was his mental strength post World Cup 1998
He was basically vilified and painted our to be the villain when England got knocked out
And reality was, they just couldn’t take a penalty (like most other major tournaments!)
The abuse he had to deal with was incredible
The whole footballing country hated him (except Man U fans)
But he managed to get through it and ultimately have the season of his life the following year
And this was without social media which has made things way worse
People weren’t talking about mental health back then as we are now
Seeking help wasn’t normal
(both of which have changed for the better)
His tip for getting through it though?
Just keep going.
Head down, dig deep and just keep chipping away
And use it as FUEL to get better and prove people wrong
It made him stronger coming out of the other side he things went his way in the end life & footballing wise
The main lesson here? Just keep showing up.
Keep momentum at any cost and just don’t stop
Mainly in relation to improving your health, wellness, fitness & lifestyle (and mental health for sure)
This time of year, less light and cold/miserable weather definitely makes things tougher
Motivation is lower to eat well and get up early/stay back after work to workout
But then where do you want to be going into summer 2024? Because that will soon come around.
Find yourself falling into the same habits at this time?
Want to stop stopping?
Have you a wedding/holiday you want to look and feel great for next year?
And just don’t stop doing something daily that aligns with your longer term goals
Or if you have been doing well for the past 3-6 months….just keep going
Just show up and don’t allow yourself to stop, rationalise stopping
Your physical and mental health will thank you for it in 3/6/12 months time
Have a good day
Don’t wait until next Monday 🙂