Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: David Blaine

20130610-130546.jpgThis guy has grit.

Maybe you know David Blaine from his illusions—card tricks, levitation, magical feats—but over the past 10 years he has done more than pretend. In one of his recent super-human experiments, he stayed underwater for 17 minutes on national television.

I mention this because of what it took him to succeed—consistent hard work. In this talk at a TED Medical event, he describes the process.

Take note of:
• How he used failure to his advantage.
• How he focused all his energy on the goal at hand.
• How he pushed through the urge to quit.

After watching this clip I went on an hour-long run. I hope it gives you a burst of motivation and energy too.



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