The American David Blaine spent 63 sleepless hours in an ice block, hung in a glass box over the Thames for 44 days and stood on a 25-meter-high column for 35 hours. How could he survive these hardships? Blaine's answer: repetition and practice.
Positive thinking makes life easier, but the key to success is discipline. Fortunately, one can practice discipline by training one's willpower.
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