How Jure Robic Proved That Willpower Has No Limits

How Jure Robic Proved That Willpower Has No Limits

It has been called the hardest competition on the planet. 

The Insight Race Across America, also known as RAAM, is a 3,000-mile non-stop bike race from one end of the United States to the other – more than 36% longer than the Tour de France. 

But as the cyclists did their final preparations for the 2004 race, their fear was not the pain they would face over the full week of biking. Their fear was of the seemingly inhuman winner of last year’s race, Jure Robic. 

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How Joe DeSena's Perspective Made His Will Unbreakable

How Joe DeSena's Perspective Made His Will Unbreakable

In 2001, Joe DeSena, the founder of The Spartan Race, was in a car accident that ripped his hip out of his socket.  

After his injury, the first 4 doctors he met with said that he would never be able to run again. This news devastated Joe. He was an athlete all of his life and could not imagine never running again.

So Joe refused to accept that fate. He decided that he was going to do everything he could to be able to run again. This made him hyperfocused. He was going to prove doctors wrong, and to prove that his will was unbreakable.

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How Kobe Bryant Willed Himself to Greatness

How Kobe Bryant Willed Himself to Greatness

When he was 12 years old, Kobe Bryant was about to give up basketball forever.

He just completed his summer basketball camp and was going home a disgrace. He thought it would be the beginning of a flawless journey to becoming the star NBA player that we all know today – especially because his father, Joe Bryant, played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 8 years before playing his final 6 years in Italy.

During those 6 years in Italy, the Bryant family fully embraced the culture. This included Kobe playing soccer for most of his youth and showing a lot of promise in the sport.

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Want Power – How to Tap Into Your True Potential

Want Power – How to Tap Into Your True Potential

It was 10 hours into the Ironman Triathlon. Kara, a first-time Ironman Triathlete, felt so close to the finish yet she still had so far to go.

She had completed the 2.4 miles of swimming, the 112 miles of biking and half of the 26.2 miles of running. So much done, but she still had another 13.1 miles of pavement in front of her.

It was then that the physical toll of the event hit her. Her shoulders were aching, the blisters on her feet were excruciating, and her legs felt completely hollow. She felt like there was no way she could make it through the last 13.1 miles.

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The Perfect Morning Routine for Unstoppable Willpower

The Perfect Morning Routine for Unstoppable Willpower

“What can I do I set myself up for success?”

A simple question that was asked by one of the subscribers to Willpowered.

My answer – it’s all about getting the morning routine right.

Think about willpower like a phone battery. You charge it overnight while you sleep, then wake up to a “full battery” in the morning. Then throughout the day as you use willpower to eat healthy, be productive at work, and finally get around to cleaning, you use up your “battery”. 

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How I Scientifically Created a Habit of Exercising - And You Can Too!

How I Scientifically Created a Habit of Exercising - And You Can Too!

“I don’t need this.”

That’s what I told myself in 2011 when I had decided that I was going to officially end any relationship with physical exercise. I was convinced that I no longer needed it. I was beginning to learn more about what I was really passionate about – psychology, writing and becoming an entrepreneur. 

So why spend time on exercise? 

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10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower

10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower

 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle.

Success is a lot of small things done well, day after day.

What seems like an overnight success is usually a very long time in the making. It is from people who establish the right habits, then execute them over and over. 

So I wanted to share with you the top 10 habits that have been scientifically proven to give you incredible willpower!

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