Do Something You Hate EVERYDAY! This phrase is more of a lifestyle than a simple saying. Even though people don’t believe me, I have always said I hate all physical activity other than weightlifting. I believe there is no better way to grow as a person than to do something you hate everyday. For me, the worst feeling in the world is waking up knowing that I have to push myself. I know every morning when I wake up that I am going to be pushing myself through worse pain than I did the day before. That is not a very comfortable feeling.
The second I get through running or biking or lifting, I am already dreading the next day. It is a constant cycle of misery that I have been stuck in since I decided to make something of myself. It was much easier to get up in the morning and just hit the weights. I find that when I wake up in the morning and I am so sore I think that I should take a day off, that is when the voice comes and says “what the hell are you thinking? Someone right now is out there suffering and you are thinking about sleeping in, going to the movies, resting, eating, watching the game, and taking a day off???” These are the days I usually have my hardest workouts. Like I said before, I know that a lot of the things I do and say are not what all the trainers and coaches will tell you and for good reason. But, there is not book on how I train. I’m training the mind. I don’t train to win. I’m not training for an upcoming race. I’m training for life. I train to keep going when the body doesn’t want to go anymore. By doing something that you hate everyday, you start callus your mind and realize that everything comes to an end. The feeling you have after you complete it is the feeling of victory. I think that is what we are all looking for in life. Then you realize you have to do it again the next day. That is why I tell everyone that my life has no finish line. Life is about constantly challenging yourself to get outside your comfort zone. Life is unpredictable. There is no way around it. All we can do is just embrace the suck and pain
– David Goggins