You like to think you’re driven by logic. That you formulate a plan, think through all the permutations and make a decision based on sound rational thought.
But the reality is you’re mostly driven by your unconscious emotional mind not your logical mind. You make decisions on how you feel. Often logic doesn’t come into your decision making at all.
As an athlete, Toni Hodge has figured out how to use her logical mind to decide what to do next. Toni started competing in her 30s spurred on by wanting to make sustainable healthy life choices. After trying out a few different sports she eventually signed up for a beginners triathlon and hasn’t looked back since. Over the last 20 years Toni has gone on to compete in 14 Ironman races and two Ultraman events.
She’s also battled back from injury after being the victim of two separate car accidents.
In today’s episode of Mental Strength Conversations, Toni talks about her logical mind and how it’s served her as she’s progressed through her sport over the years. It’s a fascinating insight into how being clinical and methodical can help you achieve amazing feats.
We also talk about Toni’s Alter Ego, coming back from injury, managing your emotions and a bit about goal setting. And Toni shares the two very different decisions she’s had to make to pull out of a race.
Hear all about Toni’s amazing journey to participate in 14 Ironman competitions and how you can do it too in Episode 21 of Mental Strength Conversations.