Time stamped show notes:
[0:29] Introduction to Akshay
[3:37] How he got to where he is now
[7:22] Lessons that he's learned over the years | What drives people to pursue this physical activity
[8:55] There's no right or wrong. Just work on being better than yesterday. Find your worthy struggle.
[12:45] People that he looks up to around his mission
[15:22] Immerse yourself in who you want to be, and when you surround yourself with those references, it becomes something that just stays within you.
[19:45] Cultivating courage – making willpower a habit. Willpower is a finite resource.
[21:16] Not wasting cognitive energy
[21:26] Wherever you are now is OK–engage that next level of risk.
[22:40] Techniques to cultivate willpower
[23:20] Train your brain to suffer better.
[25:48] Isolate yourself from your fears.
[26:22] Emotions are just emotions. Not good or bad. It's up to us to decide what we do with them.
[26:47] Fear can propel you to excel if you engage your fear and understand it.
[28:35] Don't judge your emotions.
[28:46] Fear is not a weakness.
[32:29] When you experience intense lows, you also experience intense highs.
Three key points:
- Cultivate willpower.
- Train your brain to suffer better.
- Don't judge your emotions. Fear is not weakness.
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