Boom VisionTM Podcast

Episode 27: How to Defy the Impossible Where Anything Is Possible!


Movie Quote: “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher,  to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements... And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us." Cooper in the movie, Interstellar.

Folks, do you remember how you felt during those moments when the odds were stacked against you? Have you ever felt the hand that you were dealt left you with very few options? What can you do in those moments when you have to miraculously create something out of nothing?

Quote: "Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Today I am going to dive into the world of how to make the impossible, possible. There is a really unique equation. 1 + 1 = Infinity. How is that possible?! When the world defines 1 + 1 = 2, how does 1 + 1 = Infinity instead?  In today's episode, I will share:

  1. Concept: Set Point
  2. Story of the power of belief
  3. 1 + 1 = Infinity (where anything is possible!)
  4. I'll share action steps (BIAS Method) how you can expand your set point!

Show Notes

[2:21] - Hi folks, welcome back to episode 27 of the Boom Vision podcast! Throughout your life, whether you're an entrepreneur or building your career, you've probably encountered situations where you felt the odds were stacked against you. Either the probability of winning was slim, or that you just wasn't able to see a path of success that was obvious to you.  What do you do in those moments?

Quote"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt 

[4:25] - Concept: Set Point (i.e. Rubber Band)

On a day to day basis, our mind and body has a natural setpoint.

  • Set point as I define it is the regular rhythm that you naturally default to, this has to do with your daily habits, your eating habits, etc..
  • Your natural set point is the 'normal' set of actions that you take in your physical, mental, and spiritual practice on a daily basis.

The best analogy to share what a set point symbolizes is a rubber band.  When a rubber band is laying on a table without any expansion, it's current state is it's set point.

Takeaway: To expand your natural set point, you need to expand outside your natural comfort zone. This requires you to stretch and push against some resistance.

[5:59] - Equation: 1 + 1 = Infinity.  How is this possible?!

[6:16] - First '1': It starts with believing that you can!

  • Story: Roger Bannister - First person to break 4-minute mile on May 6, 1954.

[8:05] - Second '1': Action. You have to take actions that expand your set point!

In order to create the impossible, you need to expand on what you think and feel is possible. 

If you want to shoot a rubber band across the room, it won't go anywhere unless you expand the setpoint, right? You've got to pull it back, create resistance, in order to propel it forward to where you aim to go.

Takeaway: New possibilities are endless if you apply this equation in your life.

[9:19] - Main Takeaway for today's episode: What is your vision? Are you running a marathon, or a 5K race? Are you going for speed, or are you going for distance?

Keep in mind, there is no right or wrong answer. What's most important is to do what your heart truly desire. Everyone has a different test in this lifetime. Someone's answers may not work for you because we're all taking a different test.

My recommendation is that you need to be clear of your vision because if your desire is to run a marathon.

A) You need to Believe That you can do it, then 

B) You need to take action that correlate to that vision.

You cannot use language and actions at the 5k level if you ultimately want to run the marathon. You'll need to incrementally train up from 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon during your practice and training. But if you're stuck in a viscous cycle of running 5k, energetically, metaphorically and your internal belief you'll be stuck in that lower gear making it practically impossible to truly run that marathon caliber.

[10:53] - Action Steps: B-I-A-S method

  • B - Breathe: Calm yourself by taking a deep breathe, like the breathwork exercise 1 min. exercise. (Subscribe below to download your free 1-minute breathwork exercise!)
  • I - Identify: Identify what your vision is. What is your goal? Are you looking to get there fast or are you looking to go far in this next chapter in your life? Identify one new possibility in your life that would make your heart feel happy and full. The key here is that it doesn't have to be big and grand. Size doesn't matter here, what matters is that it's something that you want to do that you might have previously felt was impossible. How would you redefine your inner rubber band? What is something right outside of your personal best record that by achieving that goal, that vision, would make you feel happy and blissful?
  • A - Assess: Assess the current setpoint you have, and the language you are currently using. Are you using marathon level language, or 5k? Is your current setpoint in daily habits consistent with the vision you identified, or is there a gap?
  • S - Solutions: What are the solution-oriented actions you will take to consistently to help you expand your setpoint? What is one step forward to achieve the vision you aim to accomplish in life? Are there low-hanging fruit actions you can immediately implement in your life to expand your setpoint that creates that instant win in your life? If you've never ran a marathon in you life, let alone half marathon or 10K, you just need to take that first step today and build on it. You don't just run 5 miles when your natural set point is only 1 mile of steps. You build on it incrementally to expand and reset what your daily set point can be.

[14:01] - Final Thoughts

Quote: “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” — Vernon Howard

Folks, I hope by introducing this new equation, you have a better understand of the power of belief, coupled with the right actions. You don't need validation from others to affirm what's true within you. You just need to believe it for yourself and start taking that step.

The key is shifting your relationship and perspective on how you encounter and react to resistance. Motivation is never constant, there are days where you might feel motivated and other days where you are not. But how do you build that consistency? It's changing what you feel is a giant leap of faith and instead seeing it as a jump o faith. It's realizing that if believing is seeing and that one step of progress a day can change your perception from a jump of faith to a step of faith? Guess what, the chances of you expanding your set point to move forward in the direction want to take increase cuz you'll be wiling to take that step!

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Send me a DM on IG (@benjaminyeh), or leave a comment and review if you resonate with today's episode!

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