If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!” Rudyard Kipling in the poem, “If”
Adversity makes us stronger by Matt Kroc – I like to think of my trials and obstacles I’ve had to overcome as distinct advantages I have over those around me. When others might take the easy road, there is alway the right road. It’s tough, but you must take it. Matt does a beautiful job of giving adversity some credit. The credit it deserves as an opportunity to become stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally.
How to feel like the incredible hulk by Tim Ferris – In this TED talk, lifestyle and body hacker, Tim Feriss candidly talks about some of the scary and brutal experiments he did on himself to find out how to become as physically invincible as humanly possible. A cool story on conquering fear in the meantime too.
Knocking out your fears and fighting for success by Georges St Pierre – One of my all time favorite athletes has an unparalleled work ethic, desire for improvement, and a history of overcoming big time setbacks.