Early Season Successes - how do you keep focus?

skihardskihard Posts: 527 Crazy Baller
So my 2018 ski season has already taken me to line lengths I struggled to get too and maintain through the year last year. Last night I ran straight down the rope to a PB for the first time this year.
The feelings of these successes are obvious. I think I know why I'm skiing better; better mind set, approach, and focus on the task at hand vs thinking too far out front of me.
I'm a little worried that the early successes might lead to a step back in development and thus a feeling of not accomplishing as much as I really have because I know I will hit a wall.
So the question is when you hit that wall do you change your mind set or your approach to skiing? Or what do you do to help yourself get passed that point of what I call PURE FRUSTRATION?
I had a good conversation with TFin on this subject and he's helping me. Amazing coach I might add, hit him up if you ever get the chance!
I guess I just curious to know what approach everyone else uses when they hit the hurdle or to avoid this hurdle when they know it's coming?
2014 Carbon Pro, Radar Pro Build Lithium Vapor w/ Vapor Carbitex Boa Bindings - life's about working hard and then having fun on the water! I am - are you?

Comments

  • Fam-manFam-man Posts: 153 Baller
    @skihard glad to hear of your success, the ice is still 24" thick where we put in our course so my frustration is limited to a short Canadian season. No tips for you beside ENJOY!
  • skihardskihard Posts: 527 Crazy Baller
    I'm up in Edmonton working this week and can feel your pain @Fam-man
    It's cold and sh*tty!
    2014 Carbon Pro, Radar Pro Build Lithium Vapor w/ Vapor Carbitex Boa Bindings - life's about working hard and then having fun on the water! I am - are you?
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 796 Crazy Baller
    New wetsuit should be showing up within the next couple of days, 60’s Mon-tues next week, but water is COLD! Should be interesting the first day out especially since I might go with TW.....
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 974 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    edited March 10
    We all have slumps and breakthroughs. What I try to do every set is work on what I need to do to become a better skier. This is independent in the buoy count that week, good or bad. Regardless of my opener or hardest pass, focus on what I need to do as the athlete and ignor the score. If I stay focused on what I need to do to improve and let the buoys come it works better for me. And over the long run, be that days or weeks or months I can see the improvements.
    ALPJrraynGarFraser
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