Surely the fiercest survivor; the purest warrior..... "A "good" attitude allows and spurs the athlete to conceive and achieve a goal. Such a psychological state does not have to be positive or balanced; personal torment has inspired great efforts. Confusion and questioning, anger and doubt may be fountains of creativity and initiative. What an individual finds dissatisfactory about him or herself is often the bridge to something greater. When combined with the self-discipline required to maintain momentum any motivating state of mind can produce an astounding work of art and action. The mind - no matter how troubled - must be open because conviction about the inevitability of a particular outcome affects the outcome. Certainty regarding the righteousness of the current path can blind one to other paths. It may also foster confidence in validity of one's actions; the consequence of conviction depends on the attitude with which it is held. Plenty of folks surf the site and conclude that they know and understand what they are seeing, that there is nothing here but a shtick, a "slash and burn" posture, without meat, or bones or results. These passersby are balanced by those who look through that same window and recognize what the individuals here have accomplished through attitude and hard effort, and determine that the bones at Gym Jones hang heavy with meat. Some viewers are able to imagine what they might achieve by adopting - at minimum - the attitude and commitment expressed here. Commitment, you either have it or you don't. Saying you have it means nothing. Talk - Action = Zero. The uncommitted rarely make it through the door. Those who lose their commitment are asked to leave until they recover. Stress and hardship clarify commitment: those who have it relish difficulty and intensity. The committed are aware and mindful every minute of every day so they enjoy the results that such rare dedication and effort deliver. " -Gym Jones In Dune, Frank Herbert called it "the attitude of the knife," cut off what's incomplete and say "now it has finished, for it has ended there." So finish it, and walk away, forward. Only acts undertaken with commitment have meaning. Only your best effort matters. Life is a Meritocracy, with death as the auditor. Inconsistency, incompetence and lies are all cut short by that final word. Death will change you if you can't change yourself. "If I can change one, then I can change two. If I can change two, then I can change four. If I can change four, then I can change eight. If I can change eight, then I can change." One Minute Silence, "If I Can Change"