Simon Ward, The High Performance Human Triathlon Podcast

How to thrive rather than just survive in 2022 * Jonathan Ward

January 5, 2022

This week I’m returning to a podcast that I recorded in March 2021 with my brother Jonathan. In the podcast, we talk about self-compassion, which is a subject that is not usually linked with endurance sports. However, if you pay close attention you'll discover that far from being something light and fluffy it's really important if you want to develop the resilience and mental toughness that will help you to thrive as a human and an athlete.

During our chat we discuss:

  • Jonathan explains what self-compassion is and why it's different from self-pity and self-indulgence.
  • The 3 key components of self-compassion
  • How self-compassion creates healthy behaviours and has positive long term benefits
  • Resilience and ‘bouncebackability’
  • Self-criticism is NOT a motivator and why positive self-talk is better
  • When you feel under pressure the 2 questions that you must ask yourself
  • How to practice self-compassion

To find out more about Jonathan visit his website, Courageous Living Coaching

You can also find him on Instagram -

Jonathan has a new course on 'Mindful Self Compassion' starting on January 19, 2022

You can find out more about that HERE

To find out more about Brene Brown visit her website,

Brene Brown Ted Talks:

The power of vulnerability

Listening to shame

Brene Brown's book, Daring Greatly

To find out more about self-compassion please go HERE

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