The Greatest Athletic Achievement

The Greatest Athletic Achievement

There’s plenty of diet and training info out there. No one needs another diet book to tell them that eating fries and sitting on their glutes all day is bad for them. So what’s the problem? If everyone basically knows what to do but doesn’t do it, then the first thing that has to be addressed is the mental/emotional blocks holding them back.

The mind is far more powerful than most people realize: – Members of some primitive cultures often died instantly after having “cursed” bones pointed at them. This “voodoo death” was observed as late as the 1940’s in Australia. If the mind can kill us, paralyze us, mimic pregnancy, and depression, then we need to be aware of its power.

In 1954 Roger Bannister became the first human being to break the 4 minute mile barrier. Many runners before him had come within seconds of the barrier but could not beat it. Scientist and physiologists had claimed that it was physiologically impossible to run that fast for that far. It was simply to much for the heart and lungs to handle. With all of the runners coming so close to the record and failing, it was proving right.

But, a 25 year old college student said that it was possible. What was interesting, was shortly after Roger Bannister broke the record, several runners began to break his record. What was, previously, physically and scientifically impossible became possible.

So why couldn’t the previous runners break the record before Bannister?

“Visualization by proxy” is when a person observes another person breaking a record or achieving something they thought was impossible. This can tear down mental blocks for the observer and help him achieve the same goal.

Self-dialogue or internal dialogue is when you talk to yourself. And yes, it’s normal!  The catch is, most of our internal dialogue is negative: “I can never lose all this fat.” “I have bad genetics.” With this negative self-talk, we program our subconscious and ultimately fail. Another form of self talk is when we think about what we don’t want ie., I don’t want to be fat, I don’t want to be poor, I don’t want to lose. We will attract what we don’t want. “You are what you think about all day.” Stop for a moment and think about what consumes your thoughts. Are you stressed all day? Do you wake up with tons of energy? What do you think about?

Rationalization is the most powerful of the awareness issues. Once you’re aware of it, it’s very hard to keep doing it. Rationalization is basically lying to yourself so you’ll feel better. It’s easier to say “I just don’t have time to exercise” than it is to say “I’m lazy.” You can’t “kinda sorta” want to change your body or improve performance.

Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “When you are inspired by some great purpose, your mind transcends limitations. All of your thoughts break their bonds.” Roger Bannister was inspired. But not only did they break records, they inspired others to exceed their own limitations.


Dr_Matthew_EisenWho is Dr. Matthew Eisen?

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He runs a large multi-discplinary health clinic in Roswell, GA (just north of Atlanta) and has over 10 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at

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