Plateaus are tough mothers. They happen for a few reasons, but a big one is that the human body really doesn’t like to go outside of its’ safe little shell. The brain also doesn’t like to move outside of its’ cave.
Plateauing happens to athletes at all levels. It’s good for training regimens to become a way of life, but doing those sessions over and over again can become like mindlessly checking a box. Inputs remain the same–which can be detrimental to increasing performance outputs.
Let me ask you a question. Have you ever hit a plateau in the weight room when it comes to increasing strength? What about when it comes to increasing power output (vertical jump, short-distance sprint)? Well if you have, you are not alone.
“It was a downward spiral for about three years. I just reached a natural point where I felt that I wasn’t going to see immediate results anymore and that was hard for me to accept. I did the same thing every single day for so long that I could just tell I was not improving.
Many of us have thought of or dreamed about leaving that job to pursue our dreams, maybe start a business, or pursue our passion. While there are practical issues to consider, we also need to overcome the inertia that comes with the fear we experience when taking a major new direction in our lives.
The definition of emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, differentiate, and manage our emotions and the emotions of others. The notion of emotions being important in our lives goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks.