Perspective is defined as a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. There will be countless of times that a race or workout may not go as planned or just short of what you may have expected. During these times it is best to really take the high road and higher perspective. It is during these times our perspective may have a significant effect on our future training and motivation.
Being optimistic, hopeful and confident about the future is what many times drives us to continue to work hard. Imagine the line that meets the sky and the earth; the horizon. Is it really there? The goal is to head towards the horizon which allows you to get further than where you started. It’s about improving and getting better than where you first started. Measure your gains by improvement to keep the momentum going.
Dr. Daniels has a short clip on being optimistic.