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Monday, April 10, 2017

BEING TOUGH VS. ACTING TOUGH


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C J Cummings is an athlete who lets his results do the talking.

A great essay here from Greg Everett. It applies to lifting, athletics, and life in general. It will be interesting to see how an insecure narcissistic draft dodger does as Commander and Chief.

by Greg Everett
Confusion abounds these days on... well, everything it seems. But in particular, it seems decreasingly common for people to be able to distinguish between telling the world what you are and actually being it.

Mental and physical toughness are traits I value very much not just in weightlifters, but in people generally; unsurprisingly, something I can't stand is people acting tough while actually being weak, whiny attention-seekers.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of toughness is the lack of compulsion to receive recognition for it - you just are it, and the rest of the world can notice if they want, or they can go take a powder. In either case, you possess the same mindset and do the same things day to day.


Being tough means doing what you need to do and... that's it. There's no telling the world about it, and there's no crying about the world not giving you credit for how tough you think you are. If you even think for a moment about that recognition, chances are you're not as tough as you think you are.
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So does Lydia Valentin

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