Breaking down the barriers to success…


Mentally, people have metaphorical walls to climb. That is half the battle – once that is overcome and a physically personal learning process will see people over…

The brother of Lewis Hamilton, Nic, is a racing driver in his own right, once told kids ‘it doesn’t matter how you ‘look’ getting over that wall, just get over it!!’

I was told that I wouldn’t physically be able to play sports. I found my way of building strength by playing my own style of rugby, I play golf – breaking down the physical barriers is something people just do.

When it comes to emotion it can mean finding that motivation, that determination to test what you can achieve, not bring afraid to make mistakes. The fear of trying something new, pushing your known limits, drive you to higher places.

Once you embrace that fear, and accept it then you can succeed. A fine current example for me has been my concern of how to hold a baby properly and how can I change a full nappy one handed?

I’ll find my own way, I’ll adapt and if I end up with egg or literally something a little more smelly on my face the first time – I’ll know how to do it better the second and so on.

I see people using these methods everyday, using their own style, in life and in business. The book I’m reading the ‘talent code’ explains that we have to make mistakes ourselves, to actually produce the links in our minds through practice to succeed at a sport or pastime.

How do you break down barriers?

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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