This week has been a challenge! Set backs and hick ups. I think I might have reviewed our entire program this week, no really! I skimmed through “all” of the weeks, reread about persisting, read about peptides, and loving everyone. I know I have gotten in a boxing match with my old blueprint around 4 or 5 times this week. (he won twice but I got him back the rest of the time).
For some reason I kept thinking about athletes. How, year after year they stay mentally strong, they have to or they will be replaced right away. Our mental strength is by far the most important and powerful force in existence. “To those who perceive the nature and transcendency of mental force, all physical power sinks into insignificance” quoted from this weeks study.
Being mentally tough means that no matter how brutal the circumstances—whether it’s your 19th mile running through the mountains in the rain at 40F temperatures or you’re halfway through a 400-rep workout that includes pull-ups and single-leg squats—you’re able to withstand the pain and suffering and perform to the best of your skills and talents, with a good time, high place, or even a win. Doctors and psychologists debate whether the roles of genetics, or how we are raised, or what learned skills determine our mental toughness. But they all, In fact, agree that mental toughness may be the defining factor between finishing at the front of the pack and not finishing at all. Oh man! what about seeing an athlete scoring in a gymnastics event with a broken foot! Or a fighter pushing through with a busted hand or arm. (this happens all the time)!
Haanel 17-13. Weakness is the only barrier to mental attainment; attribute your weakness to physical limitations or mental uncertainties and try again; ease and perfection are gained by repetition.
OK… so cut to today, me! I am in the most challenging competition of all…It is my life. I am digging deep to find my “grit”. I am bruised, I have scrapes on my knees from falling, I have a bandaged arm, I have a black eye from getting kicked when I was down, I am running with a limp. But I am up!
The past few months have been life changing. And as I go through my cards of gratefulness and successes…my mojo is starting course back through my veins. I can feel that what I want for my life is worth pushing through this one week set back.