The Attempt is More Interesting than the Result

I always strive to increase my ‘one rep max‘– this is my primary interest in strength building and powerlifting. However, I don’t always achieve a new one rep max.

So the lesson:

In life, the attempt is far more interesting than the result.

What I mean:

If you give it your all, and you fail… I am still proud of myself

A form of detachment from the result. For example, if I know I used all my strength, effort, and focus and did my technique flawlessly … and still fail, I have zero qualms. Why? The effort is more interesting than the result. You can only control the amount of effort you put in, not the result (a ZenTaoist line of thinking).

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