You must be stretching your own limits and your own identity. You must be going beyond where you’ve currently been. Otherwise, you’re simply attempting to maintain and preserve your current status, station, or identity.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” — Abraham Lincoln
Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.
Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo.
“If you’re interested, you come up with stories, excuses, reasons, and circumstances about why you can’t or why you won’t. If you’re committed, those go out the window. You just do whatever it takes.”
“Typically, we have a window of about three hours where we’re really, really focused. We’re able to have some strong contributions in terms of planning, in terms of thinking, in terms of speaking well.” — Ron Friedman
“Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.” — Michael Jordan
“When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.” — James Allen
The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.