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“It Always Seems Impossible…”

It always seems impossible until it is done.

–Nelson Mandela

So true. When you start out doing parkour, even a simple kong vault seems terrifying and impossible to land. Fast forward a year of steady training and you can do kongs without a second thought, you don’t bat an eye at cat leaps, you’re starting to seriously think about flips…

Many top freerunners believe in this saying. Daniel Ilabaca invented the palm spin, kong gainer, and I think the forward roll to front flip. Ryan Doyle invented the wall gainer. Daniel Arroyo invented the cast bomb. Heck, every parkour/freerunning/tricking move had to be invented by somebody.

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.

Marcus Aurelius

The first time I saw a kong gainer, my mind was blown. Actually, the first time I saw parkour (this video), my mind was blown. And yet here I am, doing many of the things I once thought impossible.

I’ll leave you with a quote from Tony Robbins:

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

It’s also a function of our training. Go train!

–Alan

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