"If we don't push you to your mental and physical edge, then we have failed you." - Goruck Challenge Cadre, June 2nd, 2012, 9:15 pm, on a cold and windy San Francisco night
The Testing (and Disproving) of Limits
The people who do work that matters, the Living Legends who impact the world, all have at least one trait in common.
They push limits.
And it's not some chore they force themselves to do every once in a while just to get where they want to go. Not even close.
It's something they do daily, in one way or another, big or small.
It's a fundamental part of how they operate.
Last Saturday night around 9 pm I found myself standing in a dark wet field in San Francisco's Presidio. The air temperature was just under 50 degrees (before factoring in the 30-40 mph wind and blanket of myst typical of my lovely hometown).
I was wearing a headlamp and a 47-pound backpack. Seven close friends were standing next to me, along with a couple LYL readers (who heard about the event through my Richard Branson fitness post
). There were also about 80 more of us I'd yet to meet.
Then, as if on queue, the sprinklers came on. The timing could not have been worse (or better, depending on who you asked)…