Sometimes people need to have the courage of their convictions. Sometimes we need an enhanced sense of purpose, belief and endeavour. This is so true in sports performance, but also in a wide variety of facets of life.
In marathon running, my own hero is Paula Radcliffe, not just because she holds the world record of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds (not a million miles away from the men’s world record), but because of her strength mentally.
In her earlier career, despite being tipped for great things, she suffered from injury in the early 1990s and seemed destined to always come 4th, 5th or 6th in the mid 1990s at the 5km distance and although she got a silver medal at the 1999 World Athletics championships, she was out of the medal positions in the 2000 Olympic games and 2001 World Championships. She did of course win plenty of stuff here and there too, but I think many lesser people may not have gone on to do what she did in 2002 where she began to take the marathon running world by storm. She ran the fastest time in the world that year, then went on to achieve the fastest time ever run by a woman later that year.
The following year she did not just break her own world record… She smashed it out of sight. Also in 2003, she set the world record time for a road 10km race. Of the 7 marathons Paula Radcliffe has run, she has won six and set record in five of them. Awesome.
I admire not just her extraordinary achievements, but also her strength to carry on against adversity. To keep plugging away and achieving greatness eventually. She inspires me and helps me to keep plugging away atrunning marathons.
The personal development world often tells stories of people such as Colonel Sanders, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison and many other remarkable individuals who kept on despite many set backs.
So I wanted to offer up a hypnosis audio track that can be used to train ourselves to keep on, to be persistent, to keep putting effort in even when we feel deflated or feel like giving up.
And what better metaphor to use than that of a mountain which is a symbol of strength all of itself. People have climbed mountains; which is recognized as some feat, and mountains are used as metaphors in a wide array of ways. Here I am using that mountain both as a symbol of strength to draw upon, but also as something that requires continued effort and endeavour to reach the summit of.
This hypnosis audio track is going to help you develop more strength when exercising, to feel more motivated and to overcome challengeswith more determination. It is a process I have used with much success with my therapy clients and professional sports clients – you’ll enjoy the benefits for sure.