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Discover why focusing on your limits, will not enhance your performance!

How many times have you been told "you won't make it"?

2023 February 07 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Want to know why I ask you this question?

I will tell you right now.

I hear repeatedly about talents, just those people who Mother Nature is supposed to have endowed with natural gifts and who succeed seemingly without any effort:

the world seems more and more divided between those
who are naturally born to succeed and the ones who are doomed to mediocrity.

Thanks to this widespread belief, talents are coveted:

  • by businesses, in a perpetual and desperate search for people who can magically provide solutions to their competitive instances;
  • by the media, which use them to offer the audience models to identify with.

How does the myth of talent influence each of us?

Surely to limit our desire to improve ourselves, curbing our personal and professional growth, and everything that comes with it:

if you are not naturally gifted, why get excited?

In this video you can see the Welsh Steve Jones in a 10,000-meter race in the early 1980s; Jones had started out running in the 5,000 and 10,000 but then opted for the marathon, a race in which he won several prestigious international competitions, even shattering previous records.

Watch the video, then read on.



In the middle distance, Jones seemed to have a limit: his final sprint was not up to that of his opponents, who too often confined him to second place after a leading race.

But in this competition, when everyone thought he would lose again in the final, the Welsh athlete was able to place a sprint that surprised his opponent and led him to an exciting victory.

Would have Jones won the race
if he had been thinking about his limits as a sprinter?

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

you will get better results by putting your energy
into preparing yourself rather than worrying about your limits!

Don’t you think?

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