Ok last week I decided that this was the week to get my crazy challenge done and that was to do 1500 burpees in 1 day.
You may remember my last post was about not getting it done, I laid bare, I put it out there that it is OK to fail and not get what you want or where you want to be every time it’s attempted.
But I also said that it shouldn’t be any excuse to give up either. This is where the winners are separated from the losers. Winners, will get up, dust off and move forwards again, Losers will think it is too much stay in their comfort zone and back off, like a boxer wanting his ultimate dream of winning the title. Do you think they lie on the canvas after a setback? if they can and want it badly enough they will get back up.
I am a naturally positive person and so always look at the best of things even if they are going to shit. This is both a blessing and a curse, because you have got to realise that you can be the most positive person in the world and things will still be shit for you, because you still have to do things and by doing things that cause you discomfort and pain.
I know this first hand. For Example I can and will frequently completely wreck myself training, I have a gung ho style, which completely takes over with a serious amount of determination and drive. I am driven to be better than was the day before, I compete with myself to be better. I don’t just train in a traditional sense with Barbells and dumbbells, I look for all manner of things, which are now becoming more and more popular these days.
I have always pushed the boundaries of everything i do.
What stands me apart and I am sure many others is how you push, how you handle the set backs, how you handle the failures. If someone dares to say I cannot do something then that is a challenge, a gauntlet laid down.
Impossible Is Nothing!
NO ONE tells me I cannot do something.
NO ONE is going to try and shape my future because they either
- don’t want you to succeed
- don’t want you to high light them as a failure because they can’t or won’t do what they can in their lives to succeed
- Try to manipulate you for their own gain. or
- All of the above.
Despite the failure of the challenge I set myself the week before, it never occurred to me that I wouldn’t be able to do it. Even though I didn’t do it first attempt, I never thought for one second it would be unattainable. My intention was sound and I believed I could do it, no question, no doubt. 1500 was just a number I was just going to get it done.
Don’t get me wrong, for the amount of burpees in one day it may seem like a big number but I didn’t see it that way. Near the end my legs were getting tired, but I still kept going.
Remember it only seems impossible until either you or someone else does it.
“Our Beliefs determine how high we set our sights”
Ambitious beliefs lead to ambitious goals. Limiting beliefs lead to impotent goals. You will rarely accomplish more that what you set out to, and can’t hit the target if you’re not aiming for it.
“The man who can drive himself further when the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” –Roger Bannister
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to run a sub-4 minute mile. Prior to this monumental event, the 4-minute mile barrier was considered by some to be physically impossible. But the next month the barrier was again shattered by John Landy, and in the following few years broken by almost a dozen more runners. Now, there are almost 900 men who have run a sub-4 minute mile, including a former high school student and a 40+ year-old man.
The only limits are those that you set upon your self.
If you want to do something do it, find a way, set your stall out, do what you need to do and get it done.
If there is something you want in your life, then go out and get it, life is simply too short. It is only deemed impossible because it hasn’t been done. Why not make it possible by doing it?
To your strength and Health