I recently read a fantastic book called "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins. If you're unfamiliar with David Goggins, he is an extreme badass, spending most of his career at the elite level of Navy SEAL, completing Army Ranger and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training, (both near impossible for most people), just to see if he could, and eventually joining the grueling world of ultra-marathons and ultra-triathlons at the highest level in the world. While he is way more extreme than I, and most people on this planet, I finished his book with a huge desire to see what I'm made of. To push my own limits and see what I'm able to overcome along the way. This manifested itself while on a family vacation in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The two highest peaks in the park are Mount Lassen and Mount Brokeoff. And for my entire life I've always unconsciously assumed to simply hike one in a day and to hike the other another day. But my new Goggins inspired mindset made me question that assumption, and so, alongside my very brave aunt Hannah, we hiked both peaks in the same day. And to be honest with you, we kind of dominated them, completing both far quicker than we expected. And although we were tired afterwards, we both agreed that we could have gone back to the first peak to do it a second time. Which will almost certainly be the next mission.
"You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential."