I think this is a very publicized statement that a lot of quotes preach all over social media. A lot of people also preach it, but what exactly does it mean? How does one put mind over matter? It’s actually very simple.
It means keeping your mind quiet.
When you’re on your last rep either in the gym, in an exam or during your track session (my daily life lol) – the pain can be unreal sometimes but you just have to suck it up and just keep going. Tonight we did a tough session of 10×200’s and I was going relatively fast so the lactic built up very quickly. And at some point, giving up sounded easy, but I just told my mind to shut up, pushed through the lactic and finished and that’s what we need to do as well. We need to just keep going regardless and keep pushing through the pain.
It means remembering why you’re even doing this.
Why are you going to gym everyday? Why are you running and pushing yourself as hard as you do? It’s the goal. Sometimes we have to make our goals huge and scary, so scary that it almost feels impossible but possible to happen. When you have goals that make you want to thrive as hard as you possibly can, it makes the pain worth it and the journey worth it. They don’t tell us to make goals for nothing.
It means just rolling with it and having fun.
Sometimes we can get too serious and be depressed if we don’t achieve the things we want immediately. But it’s all about delayed gratification, we need to wait for the things we want because things do take time to work out. It’s a “journey”. So why must we stress about the now when it will work out soon? Let’s enjoy the moment. Let’s enjoy the process and the journey of getting to our goal.
I hope that we are able to apply mind over matter into our lives and work to our best abilities. What does mind over matter mean to you? Let’s start a conversation in the comments! Ps: if you have blog ideas and anything you’d like for me to speak of LET ME KNOW! Xxx