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Prince urges people to focus on 'flexing minds' to unlock greatness

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The Duke of Sussex says people must focus on flexing their minds to unlock greatness credit:Bang Showbiz
The Duke of Sussex says people must focus on flexing their minds to unlock greatness credit:Bang Showbiz

Prince Harry urges people to "flex" their minds to unlock greatness.

The Duke of Sussex, 37, reflected on the best way to achieve “peak mental fitness” as part of a new campaign to promote his $4.7 million (£3.8 million) Silicon Valley start-up.

The dad-of-two - who has children Archie, three, and Lili, 13 months, with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - said in a five-minute film: “We all have greatness within us.

"Mental fitness helps us unlock it. It's an ongoing practice, one where you approach your mind as something to flex, not fix.”

He also talked about how he maintains his own mental fitness each day in the clip for mental health start-up BetterUp, which employed the Duke as its Chief Impact Officer in March 2021.

The video shows him interviewing three people including two-time Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Chloe Kim, 22, about their mental health practices, while promoting the firm's online life coaching.

Harry also discussed witnessing “trauma", "loss" and grief” on his travels across the globe.

He added: “Throughout the years of traveling around the world, what I saw was the similarities of experiences of trauma, of loss, of grief, of being human.”

The duke said the scenes left him feeling it is “absolutely critical” to “build up resilience” to emotions.

He and his wife are set to appear at a fringe event at the United Nations in New York on Monday. (18.07.22).

The UN confirmed Harry will address an “informal meeting of the plenary to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela Day".

The engagement will be the couple's first public appearance since their brief participation in last month's Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in London.

The couple made a visit to the UN General Assembly in September 2021 but didn't participate in the speeches at the assembly hall.

Nelson Mandela Day has been celebrated by the UN since 2009 and the public are urged to participate by making a difference in their community.

A post on the United Nations website states: "Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change."

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