I do not have an addiction to suffering, I have an addiction to what the product of suffering is.
Mat Fraser – 2016 Crossfit Champion
After two back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 2014 and 2015 CrossFit Game, Fraser broke out in a big way in 2016 dominating the rest of the field for his first ever win. It’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about suffering and the benefits therein.
Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.
Hone your focus. Do one thing really well. Only then should you worry about the next thing.
Do what you can with what you have wherever you are.
Do not focus on what you do not have or cannot do
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not be afraid to make a mistake, be afraid to make the same mistake again.
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.
Don’t hesitate to be a part of something exciting and new, sometimes you need to figure things out on the way.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
There are a lot of finite resources on Earth and even within you, creativity is not one of them.
I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.
Do what you want to do. Not what you think others want to do.
Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.
Keep your eyes on your own paper, goals, etc. You should be your only competition.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Do not let age dictate your goals, behaviour, dreams or anything else other than the candles on your cake.
The man on top of the mountain did not fall there.
No success comes without work.
The world breaks everyone and afterwards some are strong at the broken places.
Like your body healing itself, we too can become stronger than we were after being broken, but only if we are willing to do so.
We have a strategic plan – it’s called doing things.
The head of Southwest airlines, Kelleher knows that action is better than intentions.
One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher
Do not allow a mistake or a setback stop you. Find a way to persevere, success could be right around the corner.
There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.
Starting is important, finishing infinitely more so.
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
With 21 Olympic gold medals, Phelps knows a little bit about avoiding limitations.
You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out.
As Buffett says, be greedy when others are scared and scared with others are greedy, then you don’t need to worry about the tide.
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond.
Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
A strong resolve, without being stubborn, can take you a long way.
If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.
That one speaks for itself.
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