I never set out to beat the world. I just set out to do my absolute best.
I don't compete with other discus throwers. I compete with my own history.
I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest until they let us start throwing them at each other.
To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.