Mental Stamina

The moment we start to doubt ourselves and begin to believe that we cannot possibly go any further:

Run any faster

Bike any longer

Swim another mile

Climb another mountain

Lift another pound

We get on a trek of negativity, and say:

“I can do it tomorrow”

“I’m tired today”

“I’ll start tomorrow”

“I can’t do this”

Notice that when the change occurs, when we break barriers, that we go beyond these statements.  We learn to do it today and that we are capable.  We look beyond the moment of discomfort and we do not let our mental barriers get in the way of our physical strength.

This is what gets marathoners past mile 20.  This is what gets people to drop 100 pounds.  This is what gets people to endure endless hours of training to complete their first Ironman.

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2 thoughts on “Mental Stamina

  1. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.

    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums
    that deal with the same subjects? Many thanks!

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