Bleed to Succeed

The latest Daily Post, which grabbed my attention:

Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

Think about anyone that’s achieved greatness and excelled at whatever it is that they do. First off, relative to everyone else, it’s a small handful of people. Most of them are fucking psychopaths, antisocial, narcissistic, obsessive and all of these different types of traits. And why? Because they have no time for others. Everything, every waking second, is channeled into their passion and it drives them. It’s a kind of drive that seems unfathomable sometimes.

Obviously, there are exceptions; it’s not as if every “great” human that achieved greatness was an asshole. But I mean, you can’t succeed without bleeding, right? It’s going to take some effort.

Or consider that many of the all-time greats in their respective fields kill themselves or suffer from mental illness. In particular — this medium — has had its fair share of people mentally fucked in the head.

Reaching the peak of human potential is not without its perils.

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