Colin O’Brady on Making the Impossible Possible for Everyone

Dr. Chris E. Stout
7 min readSep 1, 2022

Millions of people dream of living a more fulfilling life, yet many settle for a life of comfortable complacency, allowing excuses and negative thoughts to invade their minds. I don’t have enough time…I don’t have enough money…I’m afraid to fail…I don’t have what it takes — we allow these limiting beliefs to control us. Well, Colin O’Brady has an empowered way of thinking that can help gain back that control.

You may have already heard of Colin, he was a guest back in season 1 of the show, he’s a 10-time world record breaking explorer and one of the world’s best endurance athletes, garnering over 500M media impressions and more that 50M social media impressions. His work has been featured by The New York Times and he’s been a guest on The Tonight Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, and The Today Show. And this is a summary of our caching up on my latest episode of Living a Life in Full.

And he isn’t your typical adventurer, despite his unmatched athletic accomplishments. His resume includes:

  • a world-first solo, unsupported, and fully human-powered crossing of Antarctica,
  • a world-first human-powered ocean crossing of the Drake Passage (from South America to Antarctica), and
  • summiting Mt. Everest twice — BUT