The paper had a very powerful quote from none other than Michael Jordan that delineates a champion mindset from all others.
“One day you might look up and see me playing a game at 50. Don’t laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
Indeed so many runners and people in general look at all the reasons of how they cannot do something. They look at others and bemoan how “easy” it is for those others to run (or be successful in business for that matter). They see everything as barriers and obstacles to their success or improvement; or they see everyone else as the people who “get all the breaks” or are “luckier” than themselves.
A powerful difference lies in how each of us view the very same set of objective criteria. Yet, it is not the objective thing that stands in our way – most often it is how we think of that objective thing that beats us down.
Facts are facts; objective data is objective data; but it is our own unique view that provides the illusion. It is the illusion we set up that:
Everything somehow falls into place for others but not us.
Everyone else is a more “natural” runner.
Everyone else has the luxury of additional time to get workouts in.
Everyone else has life circumstances somehow more conducive to optimizing their running.
Time to get over it… (G-O-I …as I tell my clients) and get with it; take a lesson from MJ; …never say never.. your limits and your fears are only illusions!