#131 Colin O'Brady on How to Become Decisive In the Face of Paralyzing Fear | Impact Theory

07.23.2019 - By Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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How does a regular person with fears and doubts go from abject failure to breaking world records? Colin O’Brady suffered a critical injury so bad that a doctor told him he would probably never walk properly again. So, he climbed Mount Everest. And he became the first person to do what was thought impossible--cross Antarctica alone and unaided. On this week’s episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, watch as Colin O’Brady explains how he deals with fears, doubts, and competitiveness, and how he uses objectivity about it all to his advantage. This episode is sponsored by: Butcherbox: Use the discount code: "TOM" at butcherbox.com to get 20$ off and FREE BACON BrandCrowd: Get started for FREE by visiting BrandCrowd.com/maker Audible: Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit audible.com/IMPACT or text IMPACT to 500-500 Skillshare. Start learning on Skillshare today with 2 free months at skillshare.com/impacttheory Impact Theory University: Visit university.impacttheory.com today!   SHOW NOTES:   Colin explains what inspires him to take extreme risks [2:42] Colin describes the connection between being an artist and an athlete [4:30] Colin talks about how his self-narrative kept him going [7:51] Colin describes his relationship to fear [13:32] Colin defines the most important skill he needed to cross Antarctica alone [18:30] Colin describes the real experience of meditation [20:33] Colin explains why he doesn’t have a negative interpretation of his experiences [27:00] Colin illustrates his own competitive drive and how he cultivates it [35:00] Colin describes his conception of death [42:00] Colin shares the impact he wants to have on the world [49:00]   QUOTES:   “We are the story we tell ourselves.” [8:16] “My biggest fear is bottoming out at that plateau of comfortable complacency.” [46:30] “The fear is not death specifically. The curiosity is how can I live my life so that I’m...not hedging so much against death that I don’t fully live.” [47:26]   FOLLOW:   WEBSITE: www.colinobrady.com INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2VcgYNp FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2LXtnCz TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2NWshd9

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