Brandon Todd is a 5’5″ tall basketballer who had a goal to slam dunk a basketball.

When he first started, he could barely touch the net, so as he says, “I was like, okay, I have a lot of work to do. So I researched all this stuff, I started going to work out, and then slowly but surely over time I got better.”

This was a seemingly impossible task and he went to extreme lengths to achieve his goal.

He put himself on a training regime that was inspired by Russian powerlifters and after three years of intense exercise routines, he added 85 pounds of muscle before finally reaching his goal.

What would push someone for three years just to dunk a basketball?

As Brandon himself said, “I was willing to put myself through all this pain and anguish for that one moment to say: ‘I can do it.’”

I have two questions for you today.

What is your goal?

What are you willing to put yourself through to achieve this goal?

Of course, these questions lead to a few extra ones.

Are you willing to push through the pain barrier?

Are you willing to persist when all seems hopeless?

Are you willing to keep going when others are advising you to stop?

Are you willing to develop your skills and capabilities over many years to read the elite standard required to achieve the seemingly impossible?

Are you willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals?

If so, I believe that you’ll get there eventually.

If not, why not?

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