Greg Unger Has a Larger than Life Presence and Motivational Advice to Match
Greg Unger is returning to the show today for round two.
When he does anything he goes all in, which explains why I had to have him on for a second time.
In his few short years as an endurance athlete, Greg has completed over 230 marathons, ultras, and Iron Man triathlons!
Coming Back Stronger
The year 2017 has sidelined Greg due to a stint of pneumonia that lasted 6 months.
Life can throw the unexpected at anyone at anytime.
Greg offers some hints on how to deal with adversity and come out the other side stronger.
- Go back to the fundamentals.
- Be introspective
- Working on one’s self will help to keep the momentum to improve.
- When unable to be active, read and do research (Keep your mind engaged).
The ultimate goal should always be to grow and get better.
“The more you focus on a goal, the less credibility you give your own pain.”
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An Experiment of One
Greg has discovered the hard way that trial and error is the only way to truly find what works for an individual.
Unhealthy choices can have a profound effect on the body.
We can gain a tolerance over the years to these unnatural substances we put in our bodies.
This tolerance makes it difficult to really listen to our body.
The key is to stabilize oneself in order to execute our strategies and goals.
Physiologically we change over time and therefore it’s necessary to constantly re-evatulate our bodies and the reactions to foods and substances.
Mind over Matter
Greg’s biggest life lesson:
- “If we don’t get our emotional state under control, it doesn’t matter how much knowledge we accumulate because we will never be able to execute it.”
Individuals are oftentimes easily influenced by the environment which surrounds them.
A journey of introspection is sometimes necessary to re-calibrate one’s self.
One way to do this: take a “people fast.” In other words, disconnect from the world as much as possible.
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