By Scott Nichols, salon GM and consultant
December, 19, 2009, a mother is praising her neighbor and calling him “Superman” after he lifted a car high enough for her daughter to escape after being trapped under it. In 2012, a 22-year old woman found the strength to lift a BMW off of her father after a mishap with a flat tire. In 2016, a 19-year old daughter receives a Citizen Lifesaving Award for lifting a burning vehicle off of her dad. These are amazing stories that show what humans can do. I am pretty certain most of these heroes didn’t think it was possible to lift a vehicle ever in their life. But, I believe we all posses these surges of strength, and more importantly, I believe we can possess certain strengths and other abilities each day.
What is the difference between someone having the ability to lift a car during an emergency but not being able to any other day? They had no choice! If they didn’t lift the car, each of these victims could of died. Their mindset of lifting the car gave them no choice but to do it. Their arms and legs listened to what the brain was saying and did the task at hand. What if we create the same intense mindset but instead of lifting cars we use it to become the person we only dream of?
Many of us wouldn’t think it’s possible! And, for the most part, I would agree with you. We have way too much “junk” in our lives and don’t have the time or energy. In a past article, I had mentioned that we make over 35,000 decisions a day. It’s impossible to have an intense mindset on everything we do. But, I believe what comes next might just help.