Going Beyond Your Grasp but Not Beyond Your Limit – Ep. 155


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Here’s what I cover in this episode:

The Fear of Mediocrity

What it is and how it manifests itself in our life. I’m going to look at perfectionism and how it can stop us from doing what needs to be done to achieve our goals.

Maximum Capacity

We all have a maximum capacity for ourselves. I still believe, as humans we have an unlimited potential, but that don’t mean in this moment, you have an unlimited ability. For example, even if you believe it, you can not hold your breath for 30 minutes. That doesn’t mean man doesn’t have the potential to develop to the point where we can do it, it just means, right now, you’re going to go about 2-3 minutes and need to breath. Right?

I share an experiment where I try to hold my breath for as long as possible. I also share another experiment where I hold my breath for one minute, rest for 20 seconds and hold it again for 1 minute. Ultimately, I’m able to hold my breath for a longer period of time when I interject a break just beyond my comfort zone.

Trying to Be Like John Lee Dumas

You’ll hear me get very vulnerable as I talk about why I felt compelled to do a daily podcast when I first started and how that lead to me failing repeatedly. Thankfully that failure has lead to improvement (as it always does).

I look at why John Lee Dumas was able to succeed doing a daily podcast and I wasn’t. It’s not about John trying harder or me having bigger hurdles, it’s about capacity at that time. Listen and you’ll understand much better.

It’s not about being consistently frequent, it’s about being frequently consistent. Just wanting to do more won’t get you to do more. You have to have the capacity to do more and I didn’t.

Mental Mastery MONDAYS?

In this episode, I share about why I’m changing the show from Mental Mastery Moment to Mental Mastery Mondays. I’m taking this from a daily show to a weekly show and even expanding the length of the show when needed. Most of the time it will still be under 20 minutes.

I’m also going to include guests on my show from time-to-time if they fit. I’m not looking for the typical podcasts guest, but instead, people who are willing to talk about their struggles and how how they overcame them. I want people who will be honest and vulnerable, not just pom-pom carrying cheerleaders.

What’s In It For You?

Review your own performance. Are you stretching beyond your grasp or staying inside of your comfort zone? If you are stretching, are you trying to go too far? Are you finding your effort comes in spurts with periodic collapses? You may be going too far.

Here are some of the resources I mention in this episode:

The 5 Fears Report – Find out what fears are keeping you from finishing what you’ve started and achieving your goals.

If you’re looking for some great shows to fill in the other 6 days of the week, here’s what I strongly recommend:

The Read to Lead Podcast with Jeff Brown
The 5am Miracle with Jeff Sanders
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
Internet Business Mastery with Jeremy Frandsen and Jason Van Orden
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
The Podcast Answer Man with Cliff Ravenscraft

How to connect with me:

Twitter – @PDesmondAdams
Email – Desmond@PDesmondAdams.com

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About the Author

A formerly frustrated entrepreneur who has learned how to go from dreamer to doer to done. I help you discover your purpose, explore your psyche, maximise your productivity, and grow your platform so you can bring your unique gift to the world and live the life you deserve.