Do you avoid challenging yourself? You’re cheating yourself of reaching your full potential if you do.
There is so much you can learn through pain. But, we wish to prevent it. We wish to remain in our comfort zone.
Growth, however, is discovered in the discomfort zone. You need to have the guts to face sickness, dissatisfaction and discomfort.
That’s why I’m so thrilled to share this conversation I had with somebody who has mastered the art of utilizing pain as a way to much better himself.
Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to finish SEAL training (consisting of 2 Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Guy) and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training.
Goggins is indisputably one of the world’s best endurance professional athletes. He has completed over 60 endurance races, frequently placing in the leading five, and taken home top place a number of times.
Goggins states that if do not provide yourself a way out, your body will figure out a method to persevere. We are capable of so much more than we know. Psychological durability isn’t a class; it’s a way of life.
Discover how to alter your outlook on the “bad things” that happen to you and to be thrilled about what you can discover through difficulty.
This story originally appeared in Lewis Howes.