The Mind is a Powerful Thing
2018 Apr 1946m 9s
Can we really do anything we set our minds to? In this episode, we look at three individuals overcoming challenges, whether they chose to enter adverse circumstances or life events left them facing difficult situations, they each share a story of how mental engagement through extreme adventures, major life setbacks and strenuous pursuits equipped them through the challenge. John Bryant Baker is an ultra-marathon runner, white-water raft guide, teacher and thru-hiker who recently completed his second ultra- marathon. His reflections from inside a grueling 100k reveal a unique outlook on facing uncomfortable circumstances in life. Mike Marsh is a tennis player, mountain bike racer, contractor, former Paralympics athlete and a below-the-knee amputee. From the setback of losing part of his leg to becoming a competitive athlete, Mike's mentality has helped him see beyond his physical circumstances. Matthew Hennessey is a first-year medical student facing a demanding mental responsibility on a day to day basis. He talks about the change of mindset that pointed him towards his goal to be a doctor, the ways he's trained his mind to embrace a strenuous daily workload, and the long term mental stamina it takes to work towards higher education. These stories reveal a mental power over physical, emotional and circumstantial endeavors.