Achieving Impossible Goals
Today, I have two cool, quick videos for you, courtesy of the folks over at Inc. Magazine.
The first focuses on achieving so-called "impossible" goals - something we've all grappled with, at one time or another.
Jeff Jonas is one of four people in the world to have done every Ironman Triathlon in the world. He's done 4 Ironman Triathlons over a 2 weekend period. So it's safe to say that when it comes to tackling and achieving "impossible goals", he may know a thing or two.
The second video is by Robin Arzon, who is an Ultra-Marathoner i.e. someone who competes in races longer than a marathon. 50k, 50 miles, 100 miles. Whether you would ever undertake one yourself isn't the point. The key is to understand how to develop the mental state needed to complete such an 'impossible' task.
There are simple lessons here. Bite sized chunks. Focus on the next step. Use your victories to fuel your fire. Mentally re-frame, a thousand times a day if you need to.
It's all about the mental game.
Personal success is really only partially about the physical doing. It's as much (if not more) about mental mastery.