Thursday, May 24, 2012

Limited Environment, Limited Success (T-Nation)



Another great article on T-Nation...

Read Limited Environment, Limited Success via T-Nation... added a few highlights below...

I love this article because it's something I have to constantly remind myself at all times. Not just in regards to strength, but in business, intellect, etc.  I'm a creature of habit and I have to constantly remind myself to push the boundaries of my comfort zone to continue to grow.

"A limited environment can often limit your goals and expectations. Lifting the heaviest dumbbells in your gym feels good, but if the heaviest dumbbells in your gym are 50s then that achievement isn't too impressive...
We all need pushed a little more. We need to see those 150 pound dumbbells and know that another level exists. We need to see a 60-year old guy run an 18-minute 5K before we get too smug about our 22-minute record...
I think people are capable of achieving great things, more than they'll ever realize. Surround yourself with the wrong people and they'll limit you without even trying.
Don't settle for being the strongest person in a roomful of weaklings. Don't settle for being the smartest person in a roomful of idiots, or the most successful person in a roomful of failures.
Better to surround yourself with people a little stronger and a little smarter, people a little ahead of you in the game. Those invisible limitations will immediately fall. You'll get challenged to be your best.
And suddenly you'll see those 50s for what they really are: mediocre. And you'll have none of that." -- Chris Shugart

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