Draw On A Mental Vault Of Motivating Memories To Achieve Uncommon Performance

Five-time Male CrossFit Champion Mat Fraser has a sign in his home gym that reads: “Success is the best revenge.” CrossFit is a grueling sport. And life can be, too. Pushing ourselves to another level of performance may require drawing on painful memories: personal rejection, haters, etc.

Similarly, Ultramarathon athlete and certified badass David Goggins writes about pain as a key to self- improvement. My take: I find it helpful to know that I always have a powerful force of motivation—however unpleasant—if I absolutely need it.

Source: Ben Meer