Great read from Chad Aichs. The executive summary:
In the end it doesn’t really matter to me what your goal you have in mind, it only matters that you have goals and that you’re truly hardcore in going after them. This means willing to put all you have physically, mentally, and emotionally into that goal. It also means being willing to pull back physically, mentally, and emotionally when you have to, in order to achieve that goal. It means being smart and doing whatever it takes to achieve your goal. Going physically full-blast when you have to and backing off physically when you have to. It means always thinking and using your brain just as much as your brawn. If you want to achieve your goals, then be smart and be HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!