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Past - Present - Future: By coach Paul Duncan

This figure is hanging in our house. 

It reminds us to always focus on living in the present moment, as much as possible. 

Original figure created by Dr. Craig Manning. Author of 'The Fearless Mind'. Modified by Paul and Angela Duncan. 

Original figure created by Dr. Craig Manning. Author of 'The Fearless Mind'. Modified by Paul and Angela Duncan. 

The goal here as an athlete is to always focus on what you can control, rather than what you have no ability to control. The only thing you can control is reality. 

Thinking and living too much in the past creates either guilt, or uncertainty. Thinking too much about the future too much will create fear, and uncertainty.

Fear, guilt and uncertainty are bullshit emotions. They are not real unless you allow them to be. Do not allow these emotions to dictate YOUR life. 

The present moment is the only true reality. You have the ability to control what you do right now!

What can you control? What is out of your control? Why are you focusing on what is going to happen in two months from now when you cant even focus on controlling your present moment? 

If you could stay focused on the present moment, how would it change your outlook on life? 

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Paul Duncan is a USAT Certified triathlon coach. He enjoys burritos and physical activity. Follow him on twitter @paulduncanjr 

Paul Duncan is a USAT Certified triathlon coach. He enjoys burritos and physical activity. Follow him on twitter @paulduncanjr