Pushing too far, and learning from it !

I’m fascinated by elite performance. Sometimes “pushing” can turn toxic, as I discussed with “how far is it acceptable to push?“, talking about the use of performance enhancing drugs in pro cycling and the culture around it.

Sometimes, however, we must challenge ourselves to see what our limits are, then learn, both in terms of skills and self-belief, where we can go further.

However, sometimes we go TOO far, so let me tell a few stories that make both points.