What do you do if you miss a session? Do you beat yourself up about it? Do you stress about it? Do you try to fit it in the following day? Or do you move on and forget about it?
What should you do?
Ais has been known to say “there are no do overs” “there is no second chance” or in her best Yoda voice “do or do no there is no try”
Missed sessions are best forgotten and moved on from. Carrying it around in your head all day or beating yourself up because of it does you no good. Trying to fit it in the next day is rarely the right thing to do either. Just move on and if skipping it was the wrong decision then don’t make the same mistake again. If it was the right thing to do because you were fried or up the walls at home or in work then accept that and forget about it. Enjoy the lie in and don’t beat yourself over it.
The same applies to racing. There are no second chances. You either give it all on race day or you don’t. There is no going back and fixing mistakes or missed chances or worse a half hearted effort afterwards. Examining what went wrong to learn from it and ensure it doesn’t happen again is fine and recommended but beating yourself up after a poor race wont change the result.
Do or do not. There is no try. Then accept it and move on.
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