True excellence is no accident. High performers often spend a lifetime in pursuit of becoming the best version of themselves, and develop habits meticulously designed to bring them closer to achieving their goals. Discover true champions of their craft and those that study what drives their success and what gets their hearts racing.
Let’s dive right in!
1. The Warrior
Ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, former Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner and best-selling author – David Goggins has earned enough accolades for several lifetimes. His secret to success is a drive to explore the boundaries of his mind and physique, purposefully choosing the path of most resistance. For Goggins, true greatness and serenity lies in ultimate exertion. In his book Can’t Hurt Me, he explains: “Pain unlocks a secret doorway to the mind [...] that leads both to peak performance and beautiful silence.”
2. The Plant-Fueled Athlete
Rich Roll is a true Cinderella story. Overcoming alcohol and drug abuse, the formerly plump attorney made the decision to turn his life around to become the best version of himself when he turned 40. Just two years later and 50 pounds lighter, Roll came in as a top finisher at his first Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii, a 3-day 320 mile double-ironman distance triathlon and one of the world’s most grueling endurance races. Roll credits the vegan diet he adopted on his 40th birthday for his incredible transformation, allowing him to become the first vegan in history to complete the Ultraman. Today, he is an author, motivational speaker and plant-based nutrition advocate. Unlock your best self and check out his inspiring podcast series.
3. The Scientist
Brendon Burchard is a 3-time New York Times bestselling author, performance coach and the world’s leading expert on high achievers. For his bestseller High Performance Habits, he conducted one of largest studies on drivers of excellence. For Burchard, becoming the best version of yourself isn’t about who you are, but what you do. His research suggests that people who excel consciously keep their mind and body fit, and develop beneficial habits that drive their success. According to Burchard, high performance has nothing to do with talent and genetics, but is developed marginally through constant practice.
4. The Interviewers
Sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Damian Hughes take a more personal approach. The duo delve into the lives of high performers to discover what behaviours and habits are key to getting to the top of their field. Check out their podcast for in-depth interviews on what makes a true champion.
In Pursuit of Perfection
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