Motivation or a kick in the pants?
Sunday, August 29, 2010
So, I have been trying to figure out a way to balance things, not "work too hard" so I am not exhausted, and so I can deal with the things I need to in addition to the things I want to. Really, though, I only have to work, work out, shower, sleep, and eat. The unemployed folks here should do the rest, right? So...here is what I read: "...We don’t want you to be comfortable; we want you to BE COMFORTABLE AT BEING UNCOMFORTABLE, as the military says “embracing the suck”. Life should not be all about convenience and ease, for convenience and ease = weakness and laziness. Life sometimes is a square kick in the teeth. Exposing yourself to this hardship and by continually overcoming new challenges let’s you know your resilience and toughness. To quote Zach Even-Esh, “we don’t fear the pain, instead we chase it” and because we chase it we become stronger, tougher, and more confident.
I can go on and on forever….I can tell you fire is hot all day, but to really know what I’m talking about you just gotta thrust your feet into the flame...." from portsmouthspartankettleb