As a kid during a soccer game I had been in energy saving mode for the most time so I could sprint and shoot the goal when it mattered. This strategy worked like a charm as a kid and as a teenager. It also made a lot of sense because despite playing lots of soccer I had no endurance to speak of.
Now after over a year of playing soccer on Mondays it occurred to me that I am holding back although something had changed. Actually now I have more endurance than I had as a kid and teenager because I am a runner, albeit a very very infrequent one. So I had been unconsciously holding back, although the reason I had held back in the past, zero endurance, didn’t exist anymore.
Every once in a while we should re-examine our own limitations. Do they still exist or are we merely continuing them out of a habit?