You’re training for something right now. For what, you don’t yet know. But come that time if you’re not prepared, you’re fucked. ~Chad Howse
I write that life is a constant climb that never really ends. Which is true in the sense that our quest for more, to be better, to become something we are currently not, cannot end. (Read This: Becoming The Best Version of Yourself)
But as life’s trajectory goes, there is a peak, a crescendo, a moment in time where our training will come to use, where all of the work we’ve done throughout our lives will be put to service of something greater.
This is our pinnacle. And the training we do in this moment and on this day will determine if we’re ready for what is to come or if we’re unprepared.
The pinnacle may be something literal and physical, like a great adventure or a climb or a fight. It may be an opportunity we’re presented with and our degree of success is determined not by innate talent but by daily and persistent practice.
Today, while we practice, we cannot know what this moment is but it will be our defining moment as men, be it in a good way, a moment that propels us to something greater or makes our time on this planet worth it, and not just for ourselves. Or, we can reach this pinnacle and because we’ve compromised our values, because we’ve taken days off, cheated, quit early and failed to push as hard as we could, so we miss out on why we were put here.
We avoid greatness in lieu of comfort.
We turn our backs on adventure in favor of sleep.
Don’t be that guy.
They’re a shell of what they could have been because they compromised what they pursued and what they gave.
Aim higher. Work harder. Fight until you can fight no more.