In his brilliant book Spartan Up! Joe De Sena (founder of Spartan Race) – in which by the way the first chapter is titled From Here to Insanity – this gives you a clue.
Joe tells us the ridiculous story of Göran Kropp.
Imagine your friend inviting you on an adventure.
They tell you, “Hey! I have this idea. Let’s jump on our bikes and from our homes in Sweden, ride to the base of Mount Everest, then hop off, ascend to the summit without oxygen or a sherpa and then come back down and ride back home!!! Are you in?!”
If you’re like me, you’d probably say, “Dude. Are you crazy!!”
You might even be tempted to say that’s impossible.
But it’s not impossible.
It’s just REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hard.
And there is a huge difference between the two.
Really Hard vs Impossible.
Do you have any ‘impossible’ dreams that need to be redefined as simply really (really!) hard?
Yes? Which one?
This is the season for sharing our hopes and dreams and for setting our intentions for the year ahead. What one big thing would you dare to dream (and do) if you knew you couldn’t fail?
I’ve been thinking about mine recently, with a brilliant team away day last week, before we went off for the holidays.
Come on what’s your Biggest Most Audacious Goal? Think about it. Dream about it. Get fired up about it. Then go WOOP it (you remember WOOP from a few weeks ago? Wish, Outcome, Obstacles and Plan) Then get to it!
I’m reminded of some great wisdom,
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
I also love to remember Seneca’s wisdom:
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
It may be difficult or really, really hard, but nothing is impossible if you really want it.
And in case you were wondering – Göran Kropp, did achieve the impossible and he tells his own story in his book, Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey.
Stay Focused, Keep Positive and Choose to +1 in Every Moment.
Ignite Your Passion, Fulfil Your Dreams and Awaken Your Greatness!
Love, Hugs, High Fives and Fist Bumps
Toni Eastwood OBE, MBA #TheWomanBeyond
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Don’t hold back another moment. You could be just one step away…
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