Surrender to the Writing Process

I find myself sitting, standing, being at the edge of my tongue. Knowing what I want to say but not being able to find the words to put to paper. My tongue is not connecting with my fingers. I’m struggling to trust the knowledge that I want to pour out of me onto the page.

Do I need to trust or surrender? Trusting is an act of believing that what comes out is the best that I have to deliver in that moment. Surrendering is going with it. Allowing my fingers to move, finding the keys that will express what I’m trying to say.

Being free flowing with my thoughts. Not filtering each word. I can edit later. Now is the time to just let go. Surrender to the process of letting words spill onto the page in a chaotic fashion.

Surrendering to the truth that what I choose to publish might not hit the mark everytime, but if I don’t pushlish anything I’ll never hit a target. If I continue to stay silent I will never have an impact. I must speak up, I must take a stand! Each time I share is an opportunity to learn more about what others want. I can’t say that I care without demonstrating it. I want my writing to be a demonstration of how much I care.

So the answer is that I must surrender to the process of writing.

Published by: Coach DanielH

Daniel Heller is a strength and conditioning coach, working in the field since 2007 where he began as an intern at Hope’s Gym in Monroe, Washington. In 2009, a month after graduating from Bastyr University, Daniel became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Since then, he has served as a strength and conditioning coach in the private sector, helping athletes from youth through college level in ice hockey, figure skating, mountain biking, football, and motocross. He works closely with each athlete’s physical therapists and doctors to ensure safety and performance improvement. In 2013, Daniel received the designation of Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the NSCA. On the side Daniel was the exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology consultant for the Advanced Products Development Team at Oakley Inc. He is the Cofounder and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Seattle Institute of Athletic Performance providing Functional Movement Screens, corrective exercises, athletic performance programs, as well as educating athletes and parents on the importance of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and practice of heads up sports. Daniel’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from his days as a competitive ice hockey player and mountain biker, aside from the many recreational sports he participates in. He is the true strength & conditioning coach for competitive youths aiming for long careers as athletes but also the weekend warriors that train during the week to stay safe on the weekends. In 2015, Daniel took a year break from coaching in Seattle, Washington to pursue his dream of acquiring a masters degree. He returned to Seattle in September 2016 with a Masters of Science in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh after living in Edinburgh, Scotland for a year. By immersing himself in the cycling community of Scotland, he was inspired to focus his dissertation on competitive cyclists from varying disciplines where he researched a potential method of improving stationary sprint start performance. He is excited to return to coaching mountain biking combining his childhood passion with his academic and applied expertise.

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