and it honestly makes me work harder.
it's all about pushing that extra bit, spending five extra minutes on a math problem, being first on and last off the ice, pumping out those last few reps, or even getting up ten minutes earlier. succeeding is about realizing you are excelling in putting out the bare minimum effort, and subsequently stepping your game up because of it, working for yourself, not anybody else, and doing all those little things because you know somehow that it's better for you. once you are about to get on the ice, about to collapse on the treadmill, or about to fall asleep at your desk, and you tell yourself no, i need to skate harder, run longer, or study more efficiently, you can succeed in those things. success has to be a part of you, not just something you want. when i am in those situations and i push myself to be better, i don't have a reason i keep in the back of my mind, i just know that it needs to happen and that i can make it happen. my favorite line from that video was "don't quit after crying, you're already in pain, you're already hurt, get a reward from it. don't go to sleep until you succeed."
my last shift of every game is my best because i remember that line by heart and live by it.