Random thought: let us assume bodybuilding is your passion and your life goal is to become like The Rock (in terms of his strength, muscularity, size, weight). Once you become 300 pounds of pure muscle, then what?
My thought: never stop trying to become more than yourself!
For example let’s say I’m the rock. Is there a certain generic or biological limit in which I physically cannot consume more food, and cannot lift heavier weights? Of course assuming you don’t take steroids or any injections directly into your veins.
Extremely marginal gains?
Let’s say you’re power lifter Eddie Hall and you’ve successfully dead lifted 1000 pounds. In theory I’m quite sure he can deadlift 1001 pounds. And 1002 pounds. But when you’re that high up, biological growth slows down. Your gains become more marginal the higher you go.
But perhaps there isn’t a personal biological limit to ourselves. Of course within my lifetime I don’t think I can ever deadlift as much as Eddie Hall, but maybe one day (5 years from now) I can deadlift 600 pounds? Or 8 years from now deadlift 700 pounds?
Is pure willpower enough?
All gains are slow yet can be achieved with effort, willpower, and time. Time as an essential element.
I think we become doomed once we try to cheat time. No matter how much effort a tree puts in, it cannot become 100 feet tall overnight. What the tree needs is more time, sunlight, and nutrients.
Thus us as humans, perhaps we should seek to pursue never-ending personal growth, but steadily and slowly, with great effort, industry, focus, and willpower.
Why hypercars inspire me
Hypercars: these keep getting faster every year. Perhaps we as humans love to witness these cars keep getting faster and faster because it is a testament to the human spirit:
We can always shatter new records and create a new limit.
My simple conclusion:
Perhaps there is no ultimate zenith or limit of human potential or power. The goal of life then is to always BECOME MORE!