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Why, focusing on limits, doesn't help improve performance!

How often were you told you wouldn't make it?

2021 August 03 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Want to know why I’m asking you this question?

Tell you immediately.

I hear a lot about talents, naturally gifted people who succeed in what they do apparently without any effort:

the world appears to be more and more divided between those
who are predestined to succeed and others who are condemned to mediocrity.

Thanks to this pervasive belief, talent is sought after by:

What is the impact of the myth of talent on each of us?

It certainly has the effect of reducing our desire to improve and thus curbing our personal and professional growth:

If you’re not naturally talented, why bother?

In this video you can see the Welsh runner Steve Jones in a 10,000 m race in the early 1980s; Jones started out running 5,000 and 10,000 metres but later opted for the marathon, a competition in which he won several prestigious international competitions and broke records.

Watch the video, then read on.

In the mid-distance, Jones seemed to have a problem: his finishing sprint was not up to the standard of his opponents, who too often left him in second place after a leading race.

But in this race, when everyone thought he would lose again in the final, the Welshman managed to put in a sprint that surprised his opponent and led him to a thrilling victory.

Would he have succeeded if he had just reflected on his limits as a sprinter?

In conclusion, when you feel you won’t make it or someone is holding on by your ankle and you want to achieve a goal,

you’ll get better results if you put your energy into training
rather than worrying about your limits!

Even if you were an elephant attempting to climb a tree.

Don’t you think so?

If you have any doubts, the training course Develop resilience to improve your performance can help you overcome them.

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