Forcing yourself to fight for your life

Every successful goes through some version of boot
camp. 



It’s that initial indoctrination and instruction that’s designed to push
them to their physical and mental limits, much further than they would normally
push themselves alone. It’s intense, it’s stressful, it’s fast and it’s
unforgiving. 



And yet, nobody regrets it. Because when they look back five, ten,
even twenty years later, they realize that their boot camp created the basis
for action in the battlefields of the future. 



I played high school football for
four years. And every summer, we suffered through twoadays. Practicing
from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon, in full pads, in one
hundred degree heat, every single day. For two weeks. 



It was hell on earth.
Making it to lunch without passing out was a victory in itself. 



And yet, we all
knew it was good for us. Our boot camp conditioned our bodies, our bonds and
our minds. What’s more, in those few weeks, we clocked the equivalent to six
months of playing time. Even though season hadn’t even started year. 



That’s how
boot camps work. They allow you to accumulate significant experience in a
compressed unit of time. 



And so, whatever dream you’re chasing, the healthiest
thing you could do, especially early on in the process, is to find a way to put
yourself through boot camp. To surrender yourself to a process and a venue and
an experience that’s outside of your control. 



One that forces you to fight for
your life. One that takes you on a ride before you’re ready to go on one. One
that promises total exhaustion from tasks that are outside of your skill set. 



Like the newly formed garage band who books themselves on a thirty city tour
playing shithole bars with terrible acoustics and apathetic audiences. Get in
the van and get ready to develop a case of the humbles. 



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