Stress and discomfort lead to growth
It might seem counterintuitive that stress leads to growth. However, when you train muscles in the gym by putting them through stress, the muscles adapt and grow. The same thing happens to your mind when you challenge yourself. Do things you don’t want to do and your mental propensity to give up will subside.
That’s why I decided to sign up for a 63.5-mile bike race (30 miles longer than I’ve ever ridden before). Committing to something that pushes you out of your comfort zone, knowing you don’t want to do it, and actually finishing does something to your mind. It gives more power to the extraordinary man. If you decide to give up, you’re training your mind to give in to the ordinary man.
In today’s episode of the Becoming Kings Podcast, I share a new challenge I’m taking on later this year and how I’m preparing for it. Commit yourself to doing something stressful and uncomfortable, and you will become mentally stronger.
In this episode you’ll learn about…
- Where the rubber meets the gravel road. (0:46)
- Full output, no attachment. (3:44)
- Start a physical challenge. (6:49)
- Hope for the best! (9:49)
- Commit yourself & make it happen. (11:25)
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