“all progress is the work of unreasonable men”
Being unreasonable is different for everyone, but it has one thing in common, you have to push hard, way beyond where you think you can get to.
I was reminded again about this need to push hard by an old university friend of mine. He had a pretty life changing injury event, while he was recovering decided that an extra-ordinary life was what he wanted. So he set out to do something massive for him – to climb Mount Everest. He had to rehab and then train for years to get there. It took him two goes but he got finally got there, something that required him to push himself hugely.
Right now he is literally attempting to get from Singapore to his hometown of Taranaki New Zealand… 12000 km’s all by human power. He’s literally Rowing and Cycling the whole way (read about it here if you are interested ) . I find Grant’s exploits very inspirational. It reminds me that to do great things, you have to push yourself, normally beyond what stops other people….