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February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 162

Every man dies, not every man REALLY lives. -William Wallace, Braveheart

So what does it take to get so fired up that you do the extraordinary? How does the underdog overcome great odds to achieve the greatest of feats? All those obstacles. Abilities pushed to the limits of the inconceivable. Yet in spite of the steep climb and the slippery slopes, the awe inspiring achievements continue.

Out there somewhere there are people pushing themselves to the edges of their physical capacity seemingly without fear...but is that even possible. Consider Alex Honnold, currently one of the world's greatest rock climbers as he scales the steepest of mountains with no safety measures other than his pure will to succeed. When asks if the adrenaline is flying through his body, he calmly replies that if he were to have that sensation then something must have gone terribly wrong.

So why is it that our adrenaline flows so rapidly as we watch incredible events yet the participants often seem so quiet and focused? What's going on in the mind of the achiever as events unfold? Are they all the same in some strange way? Wired to be death defying? Do they have a broken fight or flight system that allows them to stare into the face of the beast without a quiver?

If you have ever watched Jeb Corliss jump off a mountain in an outfit that makes him look like an actual bat, you might see a different style than Alex, as he obviously reveals the look of a true high speed adrenaline junkie. After delving into his story, you find the tale of a troubled kid with a suicidal bent that came to realize that fear is his gift!

Fear a gift? Wow...I'm envious! What could be better rocket flue than fear? Are you faster when you're running from a bear or just trying to win the hundred yard dash? When you start running for your life, that's a pretty big "why!" I suppose you get not only a big bump from the natural chemical stimulation, but what about the laser focus on the obstacles in front of you that you must get around or even run right through...all of it in the blink of an eye!

So we really need to know the trigger point. Does it have to be a matter of survival to kick in or is it a matter of some other bodily mechanism? There are many examples of great achievement in the context of invention. How did an Edison run for his life in the direction of discovery? Maybe all of this is just a matter of a simple psychological law of consistency? Once we really decide with strong emotions that we are going to achieve something, we seem to lock in and blind ourselves to the challenges, but what's the real tipping point?

Commitment! It's one thing to get emotional and talk the talk, but it's another to commit to the real journey. So let's stop procrastinating on becoming our best. Write down what you really want to know, your real desires that you think about when you're all alone..and then make a written commitment statement that begins with...."I will".... to sign up for Free "thinking tools" for your toolbox delivered directly to you! Remember little distinctions bring big changes!

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