As athletes, most of us have encountered an injury that sidelines us. It is a tough pill to swallow, one that can leave you feeling miserable, overwhelmed, depressed and just pissed off.
Most of us will encounter an injury at some point during our athletic career. How you handle this setback and your recovery is entirely up to you and within your control.
Shit happens…. what are you going to do about it?
A couple of years ago, after shattering my ankle in a mountain bike ride, one that required surgery and 7 months on crutches, I was left with two choices. Crawl under a rock or treat my recovery like I treated my athletic career. This was great advice given to me by Robyn Pickering. She said, “Michelle, put the same dedication and commitment to your healing as you do to your sport.” It was brilliant advice, advice that I have shared with many of my athletes.
Commit to Healing
So, what does it look like exactly to commit to your healing?
High performing athletes see the opportunities in every situation, resilience is a learned skill but once mastered allows you to bounce back with velocity.
Creating Peak Performances
"If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it." Tonny Lasorda