We all like to feel better, to feel bigger, to feel superior. It’s human. It’s some way of saying that we have some worth, some merit, and that we’re not at the bottom… that we’re not last… that we don’t suck. We compare ourselves to others, and we like to put ourselves above others.
Stupid tea party morans.
Yeah… “my superiority” was trotted out a lot the past some months, moreso than usual.
Here’s a lesson:
Be humble, there will always be somebody stronger than you.
It doesn’t matter that he’s talking about powerlifting. Because there will always be someone bigger, better, faster, stronger, smarter, richer, whatever-er than you, and then that means YOU are the stupid fucking moran.
Hell, there’s much that Steve learned that apply to life (and powerlifting):
- Less is more
- Put your life on the line on max effort day
- Eat and get rest
- Be open-minded
- If it works, figure out the why later
- If it doesn’t work, don’t do it
- Be patient with the uninformed
- Be smart, but not anal
- Don’t make excuses
- Give back
- Be focused, but keep a sense of humor
- Train weaknesses
- Train for chaos
- A totally safe exercise is probably useless
- Be patient
- Be persistent
- Be creative
- Talk is cheap
- Don’t worry about the other guy
- Be humble
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
Who knew iron could teach you so much. But you know… 200 pounds is always 200 pounds.