“I will never be able to do that!”,
is definitely one of the most used and untrue phrases I have heard throughout the last 6 years, since I began working in the fitness industry.
If you are telling that to yourself, when you see someone perform perfect One Arm Pull Ups, a Human Flag, run an ultramarathon, or even starting a business – yes, you most likely won’t be able to achieve it.
Because you keep telling it to yourself!
In the vast majority of cases, it is not physically impossible for one to do it, but because you believe you can’t, you won’t even try, so you are not even giving yourself a chance!
Usually the physical is not the limiting factor, it is the mental side of things. We have all these limiting belief, and we do not trust in our own abilities. When we notice it in us, these negative thought patterns, it becomes an opportunity for growth. To know oneself. To compassionately inquire where do these beliefs originate.
The truth will set you free.
The mental aspect has always been a limiting factor in my life too, and it is something I am working through. Thoughts like, “I don’t know what to do… I don’t know how to earn money… I’ve done enough for today… This and that won’t work…”, have never been helpful.
Fortunately, thanks to looking up to action movie stars, and later athletes like Frank Medrano, David Goggins, or Rich Roll, I am consciously aware of the FACT, that I can overcome any adversity, and achieve any seemingly impossible goal.
The challenge is to internalise this belief through various means (topic for another post), so there is no conflict between the conscious and subconscious.
It is certainly a challenge worth undertaking. For it might make the difference between us living a life of quiet desperation, and living the life we always dreamt of, true to ourselves.
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