24 Aug Impossible Is Nothing
|the moment a goal becomes a record|
To be awesome
You must do awesome things
To do awesome things
You must believe you’re capable of awesomeness
Do you really have a firm grasp on everything you can do or accomplish? What if the emotion of fear was removed from your brain entirely? What could you do? What would you do?
Specifically in terms of doing “awesome things” I’m speaking directly of accomplishing incredibly difficult physical tasks, things you once believed to be impossible. But the real heart of the matter is why did you ever allow yourself to believe they were impossible in the first place?
“WHY WOULD YOU AUTOMATICALLY CUT YOURSELF DOWN?”
You, specifically your mind, can create that environment of awesomeness. Or unfortunately..your mind if left to its own devices will do the opposite. It will tell you stay on the couch, it will tell you are too tired, it will tell you the task is too difficult, it will tell you that you’re not capable. That it’s okay to stay where you’re at and be comfortable.
As always the wolf of fear and the wolf of courage are at battle within your mind. (PLEASE READ THIS: http://www.sealfit.com/blog/what-wolf-are-you-feeding/) Ultimately the wolf that gets fed the most will win. But the beauty or the tragedy is you are the one who determines which wolf gets to eat.
To illustrate this point even further, let’s take the amazing example of Oscar Pistorius, the first ever double amputee Olympic runner. Due to the fact that he was born without the fibula in both legs, doctors and his parents had to make the decision to have his legs amputated below the knee. The doctors advised his parents to have his legs removed before he learned to walk so that it would be less traumatic for him and would greatly improve his chances of mobility in later life.
His mother would later write a letter to then baby Oscar..
“A loser is not the one who runs last in the race, but the one who sits and watches and has never tried to run.”
It was clear from the minute Oscar’s mother had to make the decision to have both his legs removed she committed to teach Oscar to only learn to feed the courage wolf. She did so by leading through example. Oscar vividly remembers growing up with his brother and his mother treating them exactly the same…
“My mother used to tell us in the mornings, ‘Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs… So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes.”
He learned from his mother’s example that he was no different. That he had no excuses, he had nothing to fear, he was born to run regardless of the fact that he had no lower legs.
What if he had a different upbringing? A different example to follow? If his mother had treated him differently than his brother, had coddled him, had instilled him it was okay to walk and not to worry about running? If slowly over the years the wolf of fear was fed would he had become Oscar the Olympian or simply Oscar the disabled one?
We are all Oscar. We all have the ability to choose awesomeness, to believe in ourselves first, to do awesome things in order to ultimately become awesome.
“ALL LIMITS ARE SELF IMPOSED”
Every day, every hour you choose your path. Every step along the journey by your side is a companion and a guide…the wolf of fear and the wolf of courage. Who do you want to be your guide?