~~~~~~Randy Pausch~~~~~~

The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

Consistent practice equals consistent progress.


Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start.


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Stop Working Out and Training!

Great post from the Simple Strength blog about failing.
This is where the "Practice" comes in. When we stop working out, stop training and simply "Practice" to do what we do better, more mindfully, the results come.

As long as we hold ourselves up to someone elses ideal we will fall short. And that failing might just be the thing that stops you making the effort to "practice" today.

So, make your own mistakes. Fail on you own terms. The end result will be your Path, your Way. How damn exciting is that!
This really speaks to me because I know I need to make my "workout" into a "daily practice". Instead of viewing the current training program as a means to an end, I need to start thinking of it as stepping stones on the path. That path includes "exercise" stepping stones, "food" stepping stones, "rest" stepping stones, etc.; all being an important part of my "Practice". Without using each and every stone, the journey down the path will be much harder and you run the risk have having to turn around and go back.

So here's to paying attention to each and every stone and not straying too far from the path!

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