Build Your Physical Capacity
Physical capacity is your ability to improve your health, well-being, and physical performance. Your physical capacity acts as either an accelerant or a drag on your overall quest to build capacity. When your physical capacity is strong, you have more endurance and resilience. You rise to the occasion. You also learn and process faster (intellectual capacity) and feel better about yourself and have more to give to others (emotional capacity). When your physical capacity is not strong, doing almost anything is harder, if not impossible.
- Take two fifteen- minute breaks during the day, preferably outdoors and without any technology.
- Get eight hours of sleep, tonight! Download a meditation app (e.g., Headspace or Calm), and try a free, guided meditation for five to ten minutes.
- If you have never run before, download the Couch to 5K app.
- Sign up for an event that you haven’t done before (i.e., 5K, bike ride, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, triathlon) that will take at least two to three months of training.
- Commit to not using technology for the first hour after you wake up and the last hour before you go to sleep. Use the built-in functions on your Android or iPhone to restrict your phone overnight automatically.
- Sign up for an intramural team sport, which provides physical exercise, competition, and connection.
- If you really want to push your limits, check out the online and in-person programs from the High Performance Institute.
Quotes from Elevate
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”-Henry Ford
“You can't get a fresh perspective on something you never step away from.”
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”-John Foster Dulles
“It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Elinor Smith
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” -Yogi Berra
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn
What are your limits? Care to break them?
In Elevate, entrepreneur and author Robert Glazer reveals four life-changing principles – or capacities – that will allow you to overcome self-limiting beliefs, establish positive habits, and find your “why.” The key is elevating yourself beyond the edge of your current abilities. Challenge yourself, and the result will inspire others to rise along with you. Take it a step further and join the 100,000 leaders from around the world who read his weekly Friday Forward inspirational e-mail.