The last 200m
Is always the toughest. When I swim 800m, the point where I most often feel like giving in is about the 600m mark. 3/4 in, you know it’d be such a waste to stop then. But then I know I can rely on adrenaline to get me over.
The same thing happened with my MA, I felt like giving up in my second to last term. I’m so glad I didn’t, that would have been a major waste.
This has got to be the dip that Seth Godin so eloquently talks about. That’s why I think it’s important to have positive self talk, and when combined with the trick where you reset your mind, anything is possible.
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Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
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