"Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see further" - J.P. Morgan
We are limited by the scope of our previous experience. Everyone can imagine something at the very outer reach of their own possibility.
Whether it’s a fitness limitation or a social goal or what you believe is your earning potential.
Everyone has limits. Everyone. And these limits are self imposed.
Before you get too hard on yourself, this is human nature. You don’t know what you don’t know.
Years ago I thought a Spartan Ultra was impossible. In 2020 I’m tackling the Hut 2 Hut, a 100km trail run covering 6000m of elevation in 22 hours. Also I need to navigate myself (I’m flat out following race markers) This scares the shit out of me and years ago was firmly in my realm of fucking impossible. Now though, I’m confident that I will get it done.
Once I have climbed that particular summit, The distance of the vision of my own personal possibility will extend further than it ever has before.
This weekend, Christine Accheni completed her very first Spartan Race.
Christine was the winner of 12 weeks of Free training with me, winning a competition I ran a few months ago.
Not only has her first 6 weeks of training gone amazing, At her 4 week fit test Christine took her 3km run from 32.39 down to 28.51, her 35kg Pull ups from 10 reps to 20 reps and has lost 16.5cm across her body, but there has been new layers added to Christine’s viewing platform on her own personal mountain.
Now Christine can see further than she ever could before.
Completing her first Spartan race with only 3 failed obstacles, Christine has done an incredible job. While there is still work to do, Christine is already planning her next event, and I know she will be more than up for the challenge.
You don’t know what you’re capable of until you try. But the more important of the lessons here is that those self imposed limitations are not fixed.
If you want to see further than you ever thought possible, you might have to climb a mountain or two.
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