I don’t remember what day it is. Feeling good though. Just another quick, little 10-minute run. A little out of breath. One of the things I want to talk about is the ability to lie to yourself. It is very easy to lie to yourself and tell yourself you can’t find time. You don’t have time to do something that you know is for your best interest.
Quick story, last night… If you remember yesterday, I was feeling all good and everything, all motivated. And then in the afternoon… I wake up early so around four o’clock, that’s already 12 hours in for me easily. I think yesterday four o’clock was actually 16 hours in. However, it’s not what we’re talking about.
Now, I had energy. I could have done something productive with myself. I had done all the things that I needed to do for the day, but I could have continuously moved forward. You know, I got a bike I need to open. It’s one of those stationary bikes where I could even watch TV and ride the bike. Right? Because then I’m at least doing something productive. Obviously, I’m not going to just watch pointless TV. I’ll watch something where I can learn or something that’s entertaining for me, a series that I got to catch up on or something.
So, this is what I did instead. I went to the store, grabbed a couple cigars and grabbed a couple beers and did nothing. But then, listen to music, drink a couple beers, smoke a couple cigars.
I’d say this, it’s up to you. Just like it’s up to me to figure out what is important in life. Now, yeah, I wanted to smoke and I wanted to drink so that’s what I did. Now, is that the best thing for me? No. Why did I do it? Most likely just because of habit. It’s a habit and it’s habit based. Right? But if I want to achieve what I want to achieve in life then I have to not do what I want to do, but do what’s best to do.
Not all the time. You’re supposed to have fun. All right? When I’m doing things, it’s not fun. I just appreciate when I’m done with things like running on a treadmill. Now, I mean, I’m still huffing and puffing, mind you. I’m not even sprinting. I’m barely doing a jog and I’m huffing and puffing afterwards. You know, it’s not the easiest thing, but I know that after the reward for it is the reason I keep doing it.
Whatever it is in your life. They say, the secret or whatever. But it is to a certain extent. If you don’t believe in it, which is just cliche as can be. But if you don’t see yourself where you want to be, then no matter how much you wish, pray, hope, whatever, dream, it’s not going to happen. I could wish myself and the secret, I can put all the fitness magazines and whatever, best body around, because the seeker says, just put that up there and you’re going to have the best body.
What people forget is, yes, you can envision something. You can visualize something. But if you do not put in the necessary steps to do it, it’s never going to happen. So, yes, things will present themselves to help you. But not all the time are things positive to help you because certain times, I’ve noticed this with people, when something bad happens to them, they want to blame everything. What if that was supposed to happen for you to accomplish your goal? Two steps forward one step back. You never know.
Something that you think could be the worst thing that happens to you right now, but in the long-term could literally be the best thing that ever happened. With that being said, sometimes it’s just blind hope, blind faith, blind whatever it is. Right now, I envision myself with a beautiful body and being able to do whatever I want, you know, fly. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get to fly, but I know this, if I put in the necessary work, the correct steps long enough, then I’ll get the result that I want.
Depending on what it is that you want, just keep putting in the necessary steps and have the discipline to do it. Whether or not you succeed today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. It might take 10 years, but just keep going. Don’t stop.