The Invisible Influences

Numerous outstanding factors influence our behaviors, most of which we don’t even realize. We call them invisible influences.

Our behaviors are reflections of our thoughts and feelings. In this blog post, we will talk about imperceptible influencers but remember:

you make every single of your decisions, but it is the situation you put yourself in that doesn’t always favor the outcome you had in mind.

Studies have shown that we are better off performing our craft in a small and comfortable environment when we test something new that we have never done before. While gathering around people when doing something that we are good at and that comes easy to us. But sports performance is always different, isn’t it? So how do we go about that?

However, let me mention that the influence of others should not categorize as good or bad. We must learn how external persuasions affect us and use them in our favor. The triangle: think, feel and behave is our building ground, so let’s look at how it works. Grasping this triangle will let us understand ourselves better.

the triangle

Since each part of the triangle enforces the other, they all act upon the other. Together they create the base for our experiences and self-knowledge. Emotions are like our sensors; they signal how the situation we are in is being experienced or perceived, and

when we know what and why we feel that emotion, we can do something about it.

When we experience unwanted feelings, we can ask ourselves the following questions:
Is this feeling based on a correct assumption?
Does this feeling need to be expressed right this moment?
When is the best time for this feeling to be expressed?
Does this feeling require reflection or self-care?
If the answers look like this: yes, it is a correct feeling, I have to express it, and I am feeling like this because of what someone did/something I did, and I have to get it out right now.

Then you know how to go about this emotion by working around the sensation. Talking to yourself in the third person and trying to put yourself outside of the feeling, looking at the situation from the exterior can also occasionally help solve how you feel and think regarding the concern.


Now on to thinking. Our thoughts about ourselves, and the people around us, are determined by our temperament, culture, family relationships, and experiences. We already know how powerful our beliefs are and how much they can impact our thinking. If we have a skewed thought, and that thought continues to be reinforced by ourselves since we unconsciously repeat it in our heads, we ultimately start believing that lie. Within this category:

beliefs, assumptions, and boundaries are the three big topics influencing our thoughts.

When we experience these drops in our everyday life, we can choose to challenge our thinking which will affect us differently. With that also come different emotions and behaviors. As I said, it is all connected. Let me explain.

Ultimately, what we choose to do and say or not do and not say is a combination of our thoughts and feelings. Our actions are somewhat robotic and often subconscious, and with lots of repetition over time, they become well-established. However, these are all flexible, and it doesn’t mean that if we have established a way of thinking, we cannot change it. We can. It just takes some time, and though it is enough to spend the time brushing your teeth, it could be a game-changer.

5-8 minutes a day, spent brushing your teeth equals around 50 minutes a week, and that is a pretty good start for trying to create new thinking habits for your mental and emotional state to feel more satisfied and for your performance to become 1% better.

Until next week, what did you do today that made you 1% better?

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