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The only way to break through your natural performance barrier is to do what is unnatural.

Key Points:

  • The only way to break through your natural performance barrier is to do what is unnatural.
  • You have to learn to do what doesn’t naturally come to you if you want to grow. This is true in sports, life, relationships, and other spheres.
  • The other option is to do what comes naturally, but then you learn to do what is unnatural for you. This helps you break through the barrier of performance.

Quote This:

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. -Bill Shoemaker

See Also: Athletes, Character, Success, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What things come naturally to you?
  3. What are times in the past when you’ve “plateaued” physically, intellectually, relationally, or emotionally? How did you get off the plateau?
  4. What doesn’t come naturally to you and will require you to work hard to “break through” your natural barrier?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.