Although most of humanity has been trained to experience pleasure in ease and pain in difficulty, those on the quest for self-actualization, leadership, influence, or even simply living a better life embrace difficulty and discomfort — the doorway, not destination, to growth.
The Number One Secret to Superhuman Willpower
Benjamin P. Hardy
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“Embrace Difficulty and Discomfort for Personal Growth.”

Yes, that was London 2015

Beautiful! Thanks Benjamin Hardy for writing this. I never tried fasting, but I’ve been doing long-distance running for a while and I can tell it works.

Last year I managed to run a marathon despite having contracted pneumonia 6 weeks before the race, which kept me in hospital and in bed for 2 weeks, leaving me 4 weeks to re-train from scratch.

Having trained for difficulty and discomfort before getting ill, I decided I could do it. My first run after recovering was barely 1 kilometer - it felt like 100! - and after 4 weeks of daily suffering I managed run the marathon anyway.

I didn’t do the time I was aiming for, nevertheless I completed the race in a rather decent time (5:03' for the records).

If you can go through this, you can do things that look superhuman!

Fasting or running (or both), do it and discover a new you!