>get this from a /sci/ fun posting thread
>actually inspired by it
Being alone and lonely is not the same bronon. Come feel with me
What are you trying to be motivated for? All this motivation to get out there and do stuff is nice and all.
But do what exactly? What amazing things are we supposed to be doing if we currently do nothing?
>At the age of seven, Carl Friedrich Gauss started elementary school, and his potential was noticed almost immediately. His teacher, Büttner, and his assistant, Martin Bartels, were amazed when Gauss summed the integers from 1 to 100 instantly by spotting that the sum was 50 pairs of numbers each pair summing to 101.
I save these (the good ones) motivations and occasionally use them as inspirations to become a better person in general. My main focus in life is engineering and the impact I have on society, but I consider my lifting and other skills/traits to be synergistic with my profession.
Lifting becomes a metaphor of the patience and discipline required to do great things. It's perfect because you can't trick yourself into believing you've already achieved something like most people do with intellectual endeavours (thinking their "smart" and educated that's the end of it and they don't need to work to improve), lifting is not exactly the most difficult thing in the world but you have to put in the work and the discipline you learn translates into all other aspects of your life.
But to each his own, personally I don't see the point to improving my lifting for the sake of lifting more weight or build muscle just to look a bit bigger, but others might and their goals are equally valid to mine.
I remember some kid in my class do that when I was 11, he's hardly a genius
It's a joke m8
Fuck these hippies, no is chaining you, you just fucking suck at life and want everything for free. Officers have to wear riot gear because you break laws and try to hurt others not because trying to control you.
But what is great, that you want it so much? If great is as you implied, discipline and patience, degrees do require those to different extents. Have they not actually achieved something?
I never used the word "great", but no I don't really consider a degree to be an achievement unless you contributed to non-trivial academic research, in most degrees you just have to do the required coursework, you'll rarely work on problems that is out of your league which you couldn't have done with skills you learned in high-school, people trick themselves into they worked "hard" when they actually did easy busy-work. It's day care for young adults, especially modern unis and the bullshit lib arts "party" majors.
Read this article (1-3 minutes) to see what I mean by not considering crystallized knowledge to be an achievement.
I was referring to
"Lifting becomes a metaphor for the patience and discipline required to do great things."
I have never attended a university, so I do not know about the difficulty of the various fields and their difficulties, so I can't argue with you about that.
I can however inquire about achievement, as in life I have encountered it, or thought it did, so have a vague notion about what it is. I'll clarify what I think you mean about achievement, achievement is in the most basic sense something which has been achieved or done. But you, and so shall I, use it to mean something done that is also great, or impressive, or in some other way desirable and good.
You say that many courses are easy, and people who have completed them think they have worked hard, and you deride them for thinking as such, while speaking in the context of achievement, so it seemed to be that you say the "good" part of achievement, which separates it from just something that was done, is hard work, and this is supported by one of your first statements, "patience and discipline to do great things", as patience and discipline produce hard work. So does your link further this assumption, as it talks about learning (which you specify as crystallised knowledge) as being done of a product of the right mindset, namely a curious one, but not from hard work, hence not an achievement.
If you don't mind replying, so you confirm that you think achievement is something done with hard work?
Ah sorry, well I didn't connotatively mean great in an objective achievement sense of an achievement that will get you a historical footnote, more "lifting can help you do other stuff well". I don't believe that it should be anyone's goal to be a historical note, you try your best to meet your own goals, if you are lucky enough to be noted so be it but either way you have a fulfilling life.
I didn't really mean to put anyone down, I tried to emphasize the difference between pseudo hard work and real hard work, the problem is that lowered standards at modern unis allow people to get a degrees with minimal effort, which is why I don't consider them an achievement.
Example: Let's say you have a year-group of English majors, most of them will pass quite easily by just showing up, and they will even complain because they had to pause their partying to write a paper etc., but one or two students will work countless hours and put in real effort to produce high quality essays that is truly contributory to their field.
The latter students achieved something; they worked on a difficult problem no one has solved before and that process in itself is already an achievement. The former students did not they did the bare minimum and gradated without having forced themselves to, but all of them got the same degree at graduation.
This fact makes me sad, not angry.
>achievement is something done with hard work?
Yes. Solving a problem (not necessarily an intellectual one) that is difficult is an achievement. It's the only way we truly grow.
To circle it back to the lifting metaphor; if you're lifting the same weight you did last week, no matter how impressive it looks to other people, you aren't achieving anything. Setting a new PR, however low or high relative to others that may be, is an achievement.
>The former students did not they did the bare minimum and gradated without having forced themselves to * work hard*, but all of them got the same degree at graduation.
Also academically speaking, mastering a field is a personal achievement required for growth, but on a grander scale you are still lifting the same weight, contributing towards new knowledge and both finding and solving new problems is an achievement for humanity.
On that note I'd say personal achievements are the requisite we need to become better men or women, so that we can push achievements for humanity, whatever that may be.
Pretty much this. When I was peak shape, the effort applied to cruising along at 6:50 pace was nearly nonexistent. I could be sitting on the couch and the effort between that and running would be nearly the same. All the while I'm applying no effort and enjoying this rush of endorphins and brilliant scenery.
While thinking of lifting as some grand challenge or comparing it to battle is idiotic, you really DO need motivation to find 100% of your strength when it comes to it.
I don't think any of you give really your very fucking best in every workout. If these texts can inspire someone to find an extra percentage of strength then let em be.
Also, the very reason that these texts are so grand and compares lifting to battling god himself is because you really don't believe it yourself. The texts need to be overdone and euphoric just to give you a little boost.
Unless you are some moron who really does believe the squat compares to beheading a man in battle, what the fuck do I know.
One of the very few motivationals that I love
and /pol/, please go.
Running the 400m all out in races and doing intense 400m workouts is the hardest thing I've ever done physically. I loved it though.
This. I feel shitty when I don't run for a while.
>tfw bulking for the first time
Fuck it, gonna throw in some runs here and there anyway.
New babbie runner here, I always feel as though I am going to die after about a mile. My chest burns and I feel as though i'm not getting enough air, will this subside with lots of running?
I smoke weed quite often say 3 times a week with tobacco should i stop this is it effecting my running gains?
slow it down a bit and do it for longer, if you are serious about running competitive obviously stop smoking, if you are just doing it for yourself or for health, theres no need once you get in shape your lungs will recover and you will be fine
Like every other post in this thread it gets posted every time and the cycle of loser fedoras jerking over it, promising themselves that they will improve then spending the next month in their mothers' basements playing h-games continues.
Ah fair enough. Yeah that's why I generally hate all this motivational shit. My motivation comes from me, not some shitty poster. However I thought that story about the 5 miles was good. I think I've read it before but a long time ago.
>saving your elephant bitches
That is some white knight elephant faggot right there
A real Alpha woulda pushed that bitch to the train so he can get away safely and kept on fathering many baby elephants, of course the herd will follow him
You have the education of a first grader,
>based Dick Grayson