Believing it’s possible

What we can or cannot do, what we consider POSSIBLE or IMPOSSIBLE, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Anthony Robbins

It might be possible.

This desire or goal that you have. What if it were possible?

Possibility is believing you have the potential to do something.

Being able to access the feeling of possibility is essential for believing new things and reaching new goals.

This feeling of possibility has an element of curiosity and fascination.

A willingness to explore ideas without the pressure of being “right.”

Once you are aware you have a goal or desire to create something, moving into the possibility of achieving the thing is the next phase of belief.

If you are believing something could be possible, then your brain will help you find evidence to make a case for the thing.

This moves you to the next phase of belief, which is probability.

Not only is it probable, it is inevitable.

Practice accessing your imagination. That is the land of possibility.

Your mind was made to create things that are unrealistic and what you could argue as impossible.

It happens all of the time. Everything that we have was created by a human brain who believed it was impossible, and then possible.

Then the magic happened and the impossible thing became a real creation.

What do you want to create?

Be curious.

Nothing is impossible.

Better than happy

Climb the mountain. Not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air, and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

David McCullough Jr.

Whenever I ask an athlete how they want to feel most of the time, the answer I get back more than any other is happy.

It sounds like a great goal, to just feel happy.

I then ask if all of the negative emotion could be taken away and they could only feel happy, would they want that?

Sometimes there is hesitation before they answer. No. Some negativity is necessary in order to learn they say. But most of the time they should be happy.

In reality, we would not know the positive without the negative.

Both are necessary. Equally necessary.

But for some reason we think something has gone terribly wrong whenever we are not happy.

I want to offer that there is a a feeling that is better than happy.

It is fulfillment. Achieving something you truly desire. Creating your masterpiece.

This is only possible when you embrace the discomfort. Lean into the pain. Into the suffering.

When you’re ready to feel terrible if it means getting closer to the person you are meant to become.

The other side of that discomfort is so much better than what you can even imagine.

Care more about the growth than about being comfortable and right and . . . happy.

It is the fulfilling of your destiny that is the feeling of being alive.

Go after your dreams. Embrace the failure, the success. All of it.

Because your life is one worth living. Enjoy it.

Don’t settle for being happy.

The solution

I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.

Isaiah 66:9

How often do you think you should experience negative emotion?

Sometimes you may think that negative emotion is “bad” and that positive emotion is “good.”

This leads to thinking that negative emotion is unwanted and must be avoided.

What if negative emotion was just as necessary as positive emotion? That we couldn’t have one without the other?

If you actually wanted to experience negative emotion?

As it turns out, you do.

You want to feel sad when a friend moves away.

Disappointed when you lose a game.

Grief when someone you love passes away.

It is also true that you want to do workouts that cause sore muscles.

Having a challenge is exciting.

Feeling negative emotion and experiencing discomfort is the price of growth.

Thinking anything else will have you avoiding anything that feels unpleasant, and will have you questioning your goals.

It will also leave you judging yourself and will increase your chances of quitting.

So what is the solution?

Get good at feeling discomfort.

Embrace it. Know that it is for your benefit and that it is useful.

All emotions are trying to tell you something.

Be curious.

The first step to allowing an emotion is to name it.

Naming an emotion begins the process of regulating it and reflecting on it.

As you are experiencing this emotion, you then need to describe it with as much detail as possible.

What is the exeperience of feeling anger?

Where in your body do you feel it? Ask yourself if it is fast or slow? Open or closed? Hard or soft? Hot or cold? Heavy or light? What color is it? Does it have a shape? How does it move from one area to another?

The more you describe it, the more it can process through your body.

Whatever feeling you are experiencing, it is always caused by a sentence in your mind.

Can you find it?

Can you be curious and accept it without judging it?

Are you willing to feel it — the tightness, the heat, the heaviness — without reacting to it?

Once you know the experience is caused by the sentence you are focusing on, you are able to decide how you want to feel.

What feeling do you want to be acting out of?

Any feeling is available at any time.

Being willing to allow all the feelings, even the uncomfortable ones, is the solution to getting anything you want.

Are you ALL IN?

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Wayne Dyer

“I might want to play in college. I’m not really sure yet. I’ll decide later. Mostly I just want to focus on getting good grades.”

While the getting good grades isn’t a bad idea, being undecided is never useful.

By not deciding to set a big goal, you have effectively decided that you do NOT want to.

Indecision is a decision.

So why not decide you want to chase a big dream, if you actually have felt that desire?

What is the downside to deciding to go for it?

The answer: disappointment. Oh, and then beating yourself up about how you knew you couldn’t really do it anyways.

But the truth is, you will be disappointed either way.

Whether you decide not to go all in and wonder “what if” for years later, and live with the missed opportunities to help your team be more successful, or experience the disappointment of not getting the exact scholarship to the exact college you wanted, it is disappointment all the same.

So what is the upside to going for it?

Who would you have to become to be a college athlete? To decide you want to become the best you can be?

You can help your team be more successful now.

Raise the bar. Decide to chase goals that are going to grow you.

Commit to being the best you can be. See what is possible for you. Give yourself a chance.

You still get to decide what you ultimately choose, but you will actually have several good and desirable options when you decide to go all in now.

Be the athlete who decided to go for it.

You might just inspire yourself and others along the way.

What do you really want?

You can have anything you want in life. You just can’t have everything you want.

Peter Mcwilliams

Have you thought about it? Do you know what you really want, in life or in a particular area of your life?

If we are being honest, what you have currently is what you want.

You always do and get exactly what you want.

Stay with me here.

Let’s use the example of increasing your vertical, because you all want to jump higher am I right?

But when it comes to doing the workout, are you giving 100% effort? Focusing on each muscle and feeling the burn?

Or is it relief that you really want? To take a break? For your muscles to NOT feel the discomfort of shredding and rebuilding?

What about when it comes to feeding your body nutritious food? Are you eating what tastes good now, or sticking to your protocol?

Can you see it? You are always doing and getting exactly what you want.

The question is, which part of your brain is winning? Is it your primitive, toddler brain who is making your decisions, or your higher brain that knows the desires of your heart?

This is why goals are SO important! It is always your higher brain that sets goals, and it gives you the ability to override your primitive brain.

Your goal simply sets the level of the game you are playing. What rules are you going to follow?

If you want to increase your vertical eight inches, what would you have to do to make sure that happens? What would you have to believe?

Once you know the steps, then you can evaluate yourself based on how consistently you stick to your plan.

When your thoughts, feelings, and actions are aligned with your goal…

It is just a matter of time before you reach your goal.

It is inevitable.

You are always doing what you really want. It takes being present and aware to discover what that is.

Once you are aware, you have the power to change anything.

This is the work we do to help you Find Your Edge.

Who are you becoming today?