Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

Lifting Big, Lifting Heavy: Is It Your Fate?

 

 

Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck. Co-author of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck

Co-author Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Lifting Big, Lifting Heavy:  Is It Your Fate?

“This whole act's immutably decreed.  'Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before this ocean rolled.  I am the Fate's lieutenant; I act under orders.”—Capt. Ahab to Moby Dick 


You may be wondering if this latest goal of yours is really worth all the fuss.  Is its attainment meaningful enough to you to push body, soul and spirit beyond the pale of reason and prudence?  If you're asking yourself these questions, then the obvious answer is "NO!" 

You see, all true and enduring quests seem to sweep us along with them—leaving us little if any choice in the matter.

 

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