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Ultra-athlete Rich Roll turned the pain of his alcohol addiction and health problems into an age-defying endurance career. His practical process for reaching spiritual, mental, and physical clarity is what empowered him to transform himself on every level. The author of Finding Ultra breaks down the steps to find out what you really want in life on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

SHOW NOTES:
Rich touches on his relationship with pain and leveraging it for success. [3:04]
Rich details working to change his life amongst addiction and weight problems. [8:05]
Rich recalls struggling in life after releasing his book. [16:40]
Rich breaks down the process of figuring out what you really want. [23:55]
Rich speaks on the process of letting go and finding clarity. [27:33]
Rich reveals the impact he wants to have on the world. [34:45]

QUOTES:

“Pain is truly the only thing that’s ever gotten me to change. So, it’s been my growth accelerator as well as my reminder of when I’ve gone astray.” [3:38]

“If we can develop that, the wherewithal to have the awareness around the circumstances surrounding whatever event it is, that you can leverage that crack in the door, that door cracking open, or that line in the sand to make some significant changes.” [12:40]

“I can tell you that I’m happiest and most alive when I’m butting up against the outer edges of my pain threshold” [14:40]

“I think that most people set the wrong goals for themselves, and it’s because they’re disconnected from who they are. They are living someone else’s life, or they’re living a life that’s so disconnected from who they are that … And they’re living a life that they didn’t consciously choose for themselves, and because they don’t have a healthy relationship with themselves, with their interior life, it becomes very difficult to set the right goals.” [24:01]

“It’s easy to say, I’m an outlier. But, I’m not. I really am not anything special. I had the courage and the audacity to pursue these things. And, in so doing, I have realized that human potential is malleable. We’re all sitting atop massive reservoirs of untapped potential and ability.” [35:35]

FOLLOW RICH ROLL:

WEBSITE – https://bit.ly/1lTmUBQ
TWITTER – https://bit.ly/1Rpn19v
YOUTUBE – https://bit.ly/2ROrM2G
INSTAGRAM – https://bit.ly/2PuIWAU
FACEBOOK – https://bit.ly/2A9vDAB
VIMEO – https://bit.ly/2IXF1dk
LINKEDIN – https://bit.ly/2A9Pbop

PODCASTS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Rich Roll Podcast – https://apple.co/1Aj7AES [0:42]

BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Finding Ultra – https://amzn.to/2NIUj6m [2:20]

PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Ryan Holiday – https://bit.ly/2n38TNI [2:35]
David Goggins – https://bit.ly/2zhZJyf [14:08]
James Lawrence – https://bit.ly/2PuO481 [35:28]

FILMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – https://amzn.to/2RMvTMB [22:26]

Credit to Tom Bilyeu for his amazing work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7iq2Z2D1Zs