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To start living your life at full capacity, embrace the “discomfort zone” by pushing past your comfort zone incrementally, bit by bit.

For example: if you feel like giving up after 10 pushups, push yourself to do 2 more. And next time, push yourself to do more, and so on.




Next time you’re inspired to do something, but feel that sense of self-doubt start kicking in, stop yourself and ask:

  1. Look into it on a daily basis and tell yourself the truth about where you are and where you want to be.
  2. Write down your goals.
  3. Hold yourself accountable to your goals on a daily basis.

There is pain, sadness, humiliation, hardship, failed dreams, death, and everyday ups and downs. To be great in life, you need to be prepared to confront this suffering. If you resist it, you’ll cause yourself even more pain. Embrace and get comfortable with the pain

If you want something, YOU have to go after it. Don’t wait for someone else to give you the opportunity. Don’t wait for someone else to help you. If it’s your dream, it’s on YOU. If you wait, you’ll be waiting until you’re on your deathbed if you don’t take actio...

  • Most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. When your mind is telling you that you’re done, completely exhausted and not able to go any further, you’re only at about 40% of your potential. When you get to the 40%, you need to tap into a hidden reserve or energy and motivation.
  • ...

Pain unlocks the pathway to optimal performance. You have to become friends with pain, instead of running away from it. 

Be the 1% of people willing to do what it takes. Be the warrior. The warrior trains, battles, and never backs down. If you want to achieve the unachievable, being a warrior is the only way.

Even if you have big dreams, you need to start with small victories. Those small victories will provide the fuel you need for the bigger fire you want to build. Find ways to set up milestones along the way that will keep you going. Progress is one of the most mot...

Don’t fall for the alluring trap of quick-fix (temporary or inadequate solution to a problem) life hacks. You need to learn how to harness talent, hard work, passion, and obsession to relentlessly pursue your goals. To do this well, you need to master you...

… so if you start thinking that it will, you’ll be disappointed and less effective. Instead of focusing on what you think you deserve, figure out what you want and be willing to pay the dues required to get it.

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The words of David Goggins resonate with me on a level that I cannot quite describe. I understand what it is to watch people suffer and fail because they did not believe in themselves. I understand what it is to watch people waste their lives and fuck up time and time again. I will not walk that path.



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