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Today’s guest is Terence Steinberg – an endurance athlete whose journey began when he asked himself a simple question: what are my limits? To find out, he spent the next ten years competing in Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons up to 145 miles nonstop – and learned that human performance is defined as much by emotion as by chemistry. Inspired by this idea and the opportunity to help others to propel themselves forward, Terence is preparing for his biggest adventure yet: rowing 3,000 miles solo and unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean beginning December 2019.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes OMNI Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, OMNI Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “There’s a big gap we perceive in others and what we experience ourselves.”
  • “The source of power isn’t the goal… it’s being present in the moment and dedicating that activity to something greater.”
  • “I developed a connection with things bigger than myself.”
  • “The amazing thing about endurance sports is there’s no defense.”
  • “You don’t step off the boat as the same person who got on.”
  • “Optimism and courage are dangerous if they’re not anchored by humility.”
  • “You don’t need to increase your ambitions incrementally.”
  • “Choosing something you have no evidence to suggest you can do is the best way to completely change your outlook on life.”
  • “We’re both going to run faster when we challenge each other to run faster.”
  • “You go out onto the field and that’s where you get to be present.”
  • “When I think about my most powerful moments as an athlete it’s almost an out of body experience.”

What You Will Learn from This Episode

  • How love and grit work together
  • Why we’re observing other emotions besides grit when we observe other competitors
  • What happens when you compete without a defensive posture
  • Why seeking transformational experiences is critical to cultivating confidence
  • How your outlook changes when you take on challenges you have no proof you can complete
  • Why we don’t take more personal moonshots
  • The power you can draw on from nature to achieve peak states
  • How to honestly identify what you are moving towards or away from when you compete
  • Why sport can help you cultivate more self-awareness along your journey

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