Explore Your Limits and Fears

It is easy to stay “comfortable”… stay inside your bubble.

It is easy to try and avoid mistakes, pit falls and fears.

But what happens when we explore the outer limits of our potential?

Push past what others think you are capable of?

Watch the video below and see how an elite athlete pushes his physical body and mind to the outer limit.

Video – Chris Sharma talks about exploring limits and fears

Hear what a Navy SEAL has to say about Overcoming Fears and Reaching Goals

Who is to say how good we can become? Who knows what levels we can rise to.

We only put limits on ourselves. Push yourself!

It has been said that the word FEAR stands for:

Do you let your fears become real – or do you push forward to new levels?

Try pushing forward and see your results

Quote: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt

SGPT Homework:
Find one thing today that you have been afraid to do. You think about it and want to do it but you talk yourself out of it. Buy a plane ticket. Sign up for a class. Enter a competition. Talk to that girl that you have always wanted to. Step out of your cocoon and live life to its fullest. Your best life is just ahead of your now.

Question: Hi Coach Brad!
I hope that You and your love ones are fine!
Please, I challenge my fears using your teaching in the audio and I will like to understand your teaching about ~Reversing Fear~, so, could you please tell how I do that?
You mentioning instilling confidence by visualization and afirmation to reversing the fear.
What I must do in my visualization to reversing my fear?
Since now, Thank You so much Coach Brad! Anderson


Answer: In your visualization you see yourself winning and finishing your goal? You step up onto the podium and receive your trophy. You can feel the sun on your face and wind at your back. You can hear the crowd cheering for you. You work on and see this visualization just like you would do reps and lift weights to build your muscles.

Question: Hi Coach Brad!
I hope that you are fine! I am applying your teachings about dissect to confront my fear and grow 1%.

Please, could you tell me if I got it:

Question #1 – First, I identify fear when notice that I avoid do something that I conscious decide do, right?

Answer: Yes; identify your fears – write them down in your journal. Decide if they are rational and what is the risk.

Question #2 – I should ask myself if this activity that I fear will kill me or can injured me serious by the knowledge and skills that I have to perform, so I assess my risk, right?

Answer: Yes; assess the risk – if you identify your fear is of snakes – i would not go and pick up and hold a poisonous snake – the risk is too high.

Question #3– Once I identify that my fear is “irrational” I should use visualization and mental rehersal to overcame my fear, mentaly first, and then start training in a controlled way to build my confidence and perform in real situations, right?

Answer: Yes. If your fear is of snakes. Try to watch a video online of snakes. Walk in your yard or the park and control your fear if you think snakes are in the grass. Then walk in the forest on a trail and control that fear. Eventually go to a herbarium and handle a non-poisonous snake.

Question #4: Once I identify and decide that the risk of this activity that I fear is okay to taking:

1- In my mental rehearsal practice, I will do this activity movement by movement in my mind and overcame my fear, and then see my victory of this performance, right?

Yes; read the tips in the answer above.

2- When I doing the “real” activity I should focus on my movements/actions of my performance and forget the final outcome/victory on my fear at the end, right?

Yes; read the tips in the answer above.

Question #5: I forget about the outcome, that I do not have control, to overcame any fear, right? No, I would focus on the outcome – like getting to the top of the cliff – and not worry about the fear of heights.

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