I remember being out on my bike. It was dark and it was cold. I’d been out for quite some time and I was tired.
I rounded the corner and there she was, waiting for me.
“Will you have the legs to make it to the top today Anel?”
“Will you give up and let me take the win this time around?”
Christiane De Wet – a bitch of a climb who’ s defeated me time and again. Historically she’s had me climbing off my bike in defeat, pushing to the crest with my tail between my legs.
But not today.
Today I was ready for her.
I looked up at the top and visualised myself, out of the saddle, pushing over the last little hump before tipping over on the other side.
I skipped the easy-going song on my playlist and had the beat pumping of Chris Brown’s I Can Transform Ya. Even now I feel the chills rise in my body and my legs pumping like pistons.
I switched off my emotions, dropped a gear, hunkered down lower over my handle bars and I peddled.
“Anything you want, I can get it for ya”.
I didn’t need anyone else to get this for me. It was MINE for the taking.
I kept going and I never stopped until I finally crested that puppy. My legs were screaming, my lungs were burning, but it was nothing compared to the burning elation in my soul!
I looked back and had the thought ‘where the mind goes the body can follow’.
That instant, that insight, changed my outlook on life.
No matter what happens in any area of my life I KNOW that whatever I decide I can do, I CAN do!
My mind simply needs to be clear on the outcome and my body will catch up and then live in a manifested reality which all started in my head.
I thought I was really clever.
Except then I started running and OMG the PAIN! Between my fucked up hip and fucked up lower back it is excruciating.
As always the pain of NOT achieving my goal was greater than any pain my body could dish out.
So I trained into the pain. Once again I visualised myself running to the next post and my body would follow.
But I hit a point where my mind simply couldn’t go there anymore.
She was drowned out by the thought of “OMG make it stop!”
The run wasn’t done dammit.
I wasn’t done!
So I turned up the volume. Eminem – Lose Yourself.
“Look – if you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you wanted, one moment – would you capture it or would you let it slip?”
Nothing was going to slip.
My legs kept going.
I stopped thinking.
I know they say it’s not possible but I did.
I looked down at my legs as if from an outside perspective and was astounded by the fact that they were still moving in the right direction. That somehow their strength had overtaken the strength of my mind!
You can train your body to a point where it overtakes your mind and you can use that to your advantage.
You can use your body to figure out the beliefs that will keep you going when your current beliefs are limiting.
It’s like this beautiful endless dance between body and mind orchestrated by your soul.
The secret is you have to use both to train both!
You have to use your mind to train your body to become a powerful machine and then you have to use that machine to train your mind to become indestructible!
So often I see clients who are frustrated by the results of their lives. That it appears to be mediocre when in fact they desire epic. Yet they have completely neglected their bodies and thereby really nullified one of their greatest assets in this journey called life.
Your mind will always be the creative power of your dreams. But for dreams to become reality that automatically implies the body is present. How can the poor body be present when it’s too tired, too weak, too heavy, too light, to live in the dimension seen by a mind who believes in the power and potential of the body?
Train your body!
Train her to the point where she astounds you and that will open up brand new opportunities for your mind to consider. It’s a symbiotic relationship which you simply cannot bypass.
And why would you want to?
After all, it’s an amazing experience every time you push past your previous best.
But only if you’re serious about living an epic life.
Because death is inevitable, but thriving is a choice.
With love always
PS: Tomorrow I’m having a huge celebration and I’m sharing it with you Live on Facebook. Come on over to see what all the fuss and bubbly is about. Time to dance!