One of my strongest core beliefs is that if you want to elevate your game in anything, elevate your circle of influence. Yesterday, I found myself spending the day working out with one of my awesome friends who also happens to be an elite OCR athlete. With more than 20 podium finishes under her belt, she’s definitely someone I would want in my OCR circle of influence.

For the workout, she said that we would “take it easy”. What was a nice and chill workout for her was a very sweaty and challenging workout for me to say the least. I knew ahead of time that this was going to be difficult, but had it not been for two voices in my ear, I don’t know if I would’ve made it.

Lewis Howes had one of the leading behavioral and mindset experts in the world on his podcast, The School of Greatness. His guest has two NY Times bestsellers and has built five multi-million dollar companies. John Assaraf and Lewis Howes had an amazing conversation on how we can retrain our brains to transform our beliefs in order for us to reach success.

Don’t focus on the behaviors, focus on the beliefs that drive those behaviors.

~John Assaraf

One of the key takeaways that I got from listening to this during the workout was how my current beliefs limited my actions. I had never run more than 3 miles without taking walk breaks until yesterday. So I had a belief that I wouldn’t be able to do anymore than that during the workout, but something flipped in my mind and my beliefs changed. I was able to tack on 2.5 more miles than I normally would be able to!

I remembered WHY I wanted to push myself and train with a top athlete. I remembered WHY I was willing to endure the pain and the challenge. Once I remembered my WHY, I realized that I was only living on the edge of my potential. So I made a decision that I will not live on the edge of my potential anymore, but instead will fully leap into it.

I hope you enjoy this episode and have a major breakthrough as I have. I’ve already watched and re-listened to this episode three times! It’s been a mind-opening conversation for myself, and I hope you find value in this interview, too.