“Its hard to accept the fact sometimes that you’re human. But its true… Ask any [serious] athlete and they’ll tell you ‘We believe we’re invincible.’ If we go in there with any other thought, there’s no chance of us accomplishing out goal… Because we have to believe, we have to confuse ourselves into believing that no matter what’s wrong with you or what you’re dealing with its not going to be a factor to what you’re trying to accomplish.” Radio Lab—Time
Its okay to push ourselves beyond what we’re capable of for short periods of time. We can recover without any long term permanent damage. But pain is the warning sign that something isn’t right. When we ignore it too often or for long periods of time we end up permanently damaging ourselves.