“Mostly, we defeat ourselves. We don’t believe. We second-guess. We over-think. In the mountains I rarely failed from the outside. But I sabotaged myself plenty of times.
“Swing this Kettlebell until you can’t” One guy made it to 400. I haven’t seen or heard of anyone else making it past 150. I haven’t seen a KB dropped though. I haven’t seen a man drop. No, everyone just quits. They decide on a number in advance, hit it and maybe do a few more, and then they stop.
Chasing the number not the experience. A number won’t change you. An experience will transform you. So what are you afraid of? Are you afraid of being transformed? Scared that a shift in the status quo might trigger desires that are too great to handle? Then why bother? Why sharpen the edge you will never use? Why forge a blade that is just for show?
Make the cut. Deep. A nick or a tickle won’t do. Get bloody. Cut off your own head if you can’t unfuck it because you and your thinking are the biggest barrier to your own progress.”
– Mark Twight, Climber, Founder of Gym Jones, Badass