You Are Capable of 20X Your Perceived Potential

I used to tell people that they are physically capable of performing 10X more total work than they thought they could. But apparently, I was wrong! Mark Divine, founder of www.navyseals.com and SEALFIT explains that you are capable of at least 20 times more than what you think you are. And I’d imagine he’s the type of person who would actually know, having been an active duty Navy SEAL for nine years and a reserve for over a decade. This is someone who has put his limits to the test every day for a long time.

And get this. He believes in you, too. But you have to change your beliefs if you want to tap into that potential. As is the case with many forms of change, it takes a shift in your perspective in order to start making that change a reality. So, if you’d like to challenge your perspective today, then watch this short video, especially if you want to start exploring your true potential – whether in your fitness training or other life pursuits.



The overall message I take from that short presentation is to continually set the bar higher. Whatever it is that you think you can achieve, go beyond that. And more importantly, be intentional about setting larger-than-life goals. But belief in yourself is the essential ingredient – the secret sauce, if you will. You must believe that you can achieve whatever it is that you’ve set out to do. Simple as that.

And one of the simplest ways to grow the breadth and depth of your faith in yourself is to put yourself to the test regularly – even daily. And if you want to have a wake-up call on your true potential, and really increase your self-belief in one fell swoop, then put yourself to a seemingly-impossible test – whatever that means for you. Maybe it means you sign up for a marathon, ultra-marathon, or Ironman triathlon. Maybe you commit to doing 1000 pushups in one day, or holding a plank for an hour, or losing 100 pounds in one year. Or, maybe your larger-than-life goal seems much smaller – like doing your first pull-up, running your first mile, or losing your first 10 pounds.

And if you’re having trouble picturing a 2000% improvement in your mind, then just consider the results of merely doubling your perceived potential…

  • doing twice as many pull-ups, pushups, squats, swings, etc.
  • lifting twice as much weight in the squat, deadlift, clean, press, etc.
  • burning off half of your bodyfat or building twice as much muscle as you had originally planned
  • doubling your income, free time, or veggie intake.
  • etc.

And that might be all you need to reach your goals, and be satisfied with your results. The point is that you set the bar higher. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Believe in yourself – your strength, tenacity, and all-out doggedness. And if you don’t feel like a strong person, or a determined person (etc.), then at least believe in your potential strength, determination, etc. – resting inside of you like a sleeping giant, just waiting to be discovered. Then start acting as if you are that person.

And when you have lost your first 10 pounds or even 100 pounds, or you’re finished an Ironman, doubled your business revenue, (etc.), then set the bar even higher for next time. Or, at the very least, be content with your results in that individual pursuit, and then set the bar higher in another area of your life that needs work.

And if you think that this guy, Mark Divine, is full of it, then please divert your attention here. Yeah, I’m pretty sure Mark knows what he’s talking about. But you tell me.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Dr. Napoleon Hill

Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. – Dr. Napoleon Hill

When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. – Dr. Napoleon Hill

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One Response

  1. Mark Divine is some of the best motivation I’ve heard in a while and I’ve been in a place of despair but now I’m gung go man. Our military and its Veterans know what they’re doing- humble geniuses. God bless you soldiers sailers marines and airmen.

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