We overestimate how hard we are working

You think that you are exercising really hard, or working really hard at your job. But, in all likelihood, you are probably not working all that hard. And, no matter how hard you’re working, there are people out there that are working harder, a lot harder.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
– Richard P. Feyman

Stan Efferding on what it means to do a hard leg workout:

Anyone who has ever said that you don’t have to get sore to succeed, has never succeeded. If you’ve never limped out to the parking lot and had to hold onto something to step off the curb, you don’t train hard. If you’ve never driven home and couldn’t bend your legs to get out of the car, you don’t train hard. If you’ve never walked down the stairs sideway, both feet touching every step while holding onto the railing, you don’t train hard. And if your entire body has never seized up – your abs, quads, and hamstrings – waking you up in the middle of the night, screaming in pain, you don’t train hard. And that should tell you everything you need to know about competitive weightlifting. You could look under every rock for the “secret”, but the answer is inside of you already. Are you willing to work that hard, are you willing to suffer that much, are you willing to sacrifice that much? The answer to that question is where you’ll find your next personal best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTquzDmeAbc

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