Sophie Radcliffe wasn’t always an athlete. She used to live a life of excess, and considered herself unhealthy (as most of us do nowadays). She had a job, and a life, but it wasn’t inspiring her. So she decided to let it all go.
It’s daring, to set yourself free and redefine what you are. If you’ve always been ‘unhealthy’, then getting in shape is more about the mental hurdles than the physical ones. You have to realize that labels don’t define you. So how did she do it? Well, here’s the trick. Self-belief. The power of telling yourself you can is amazing.
She was on the top of a mountain when she realized this. She was exhausted and had no motivation to get off the mountain and complete her journey. But she repeated a mantra that banished the fear and self-doubt in her mind and told herself ‘Yes you can!’.
Now she’s advising the Government on breaking down barriers for women in sport and working with the United Nations on addressing gender equality. Her mission is to champion ordinary people achieving their extraordinary, challenge their limitations, and become the person they can’t imagine! So here’s what believing in yourself can help you achieve…
Stop looking to the world to tell you who to be and tell you what extraordinary feels like and find it yourself. Your journey to extraordinary is yours and yours only to define and create. You’ve got one life. Live it!