Risk and fear are intrinsically linked - they are an integral part of life. This is all the more apparent as a result of Covid-19.
Have you ever wondered about opportunities missed because you didn’t take the plunge? Our guest today will discuss the biggest risk you face in life.
In today’s episode of The Pursuit Of Life Podcast, David is joined by Ant Williams - elite athlete, world record holder, motivational speaker and a professional risk-taker.
Ant shares his love for freediving & talks about the gruelling preparations for his world record freedive in the Arctic Circle. “When you've drilled a hole in the ice, and you look into that water, it looks like you're staring into an oil slick. You see nothing. You stick your head into that water, it's like someone's jabbing needles all into your face and forehead.”
They explore what it takes to achieve peak performance, taking calculated risks & how to capitalize on the learning & opportunities for growth from it. Being able to stay calm under significant pressure is one of the greatest lessons freediving taught him.
Ant underlines the family benefits too: “Growing up, kids have no idea what their parents do. Often only in sport they can see you try something and fail, there’s great potential in that.”
Click the photo below to listen: