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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.
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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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