In today’s episode, we cover peak performance with Steve Magness. Steve was two seconds away from breaking the 4 minute mile, he is a world-renowned expert on performance, coauthor of Peak Performance, and the author of the new book Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong.
Performing at your best will attract countless opportunities in all areas of your life, but expectations and poor goal setting will hold you back, so what can you do to set the correct goals and expectations for yourself and how do you build the resilience necessary to achieve your potential?
What to Listen For
- Introduction – 0:00
- How do expectations alter the way we live our lives without us being consciously aware of it?
- What does toughness mean today? – 19:36
- What is the difference between safety and security and how has the confusion between the two led to weaker humans?
- Transition from discomfort to action – 33:01
- How do you take the discomfort you feel in a situation and convert it into meaningful action and goal setting?
- Goal setting and training resilience – 40:07
- Why do many of us set goals that lead us to fail and how can we set goals that pull us to success instead?
- How do you train resilience?
Expectations play a huge role in our lives, and often we aren’t even consciously aware of them. Our expectations can lead us to discomfort, but if we learn how to convert that discomfort into meaningful action and goal setting, we can achieve our potential. Setting goals is an important part of this process, but it’s essential to be realistic about what we can achieve and not set ourselves up for failure. With the right mindset and some practice, we can all work towards building a more resilient self. What are you going to do today that will help you meet your long-term goals?
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