effort and love; the territory absorbs this and gives it
back to us in the form of well-being.
When experts tell us that exercise (or any other effort-
requiring activity) banishes depression, this is what they
A territory can only be claimed alone. You can team with
a partner, you can work out with a friend, but you only
need yourself to soak up your territory's juice.
A territory can only be claimed by work. When Arnold
Schwarzenegger hits the gym, he's on his own turf. But
what made it his own are the hours and years of sweat he
put in to claim it. A territory doesn't give, it gives back.
5) A territory returns exactly what you put in. Territories
are fair. Every erg of energy you put in goes infallibly
into your account. A territory never devalues. A
territory never crashes. What you deposited, you get
What's your territory?
STEVEN PRESSFIELD 155