In an unorthodox and pretty brutal world these days… people are falling by the way side left right and centre at a younger age with; stress, illness, career woes, failed relationships… I was speaking to my life coach a few weeks ago and she said I have need so many 28 year olds whom are genuinely having mid-life crisis’. Younger and younger is the level and amount of stress building up and bringing people down. The other day one of my friends has had the BIGGEST breakout of shingles I have ever seen in my life… back in the day this wouldn’t happen until mostly later on in your life – its the old persons reaction to a run down immune system… I had shingles at 22… life is not easy. But the thing about life is that the ones who make it, are the ones that take a moment, reflect, reset, work out a strategy, and get back on track. Life is for Living, live it your way!
I am often described and believe myself – even call myself it *if we could put in a cry face emoji right now I would* – I am wonder woman! I like to set myself a challenge. The reason is I mostly all the time, take on too much, say yes too everything, never myself a break, but constantly keep driving forwards… to the outside world I push push push, don’t break down – I even the week I broke my knee I said and quote, “I literally feel like I am bionic right now,” SO NOT TRUE – but why because that isn’t life and that isn’t reality… and theres only so long you can hold the escapade of being wonder woman job up. What is the difference between success and failure? There is a fine line… often when it goes on the downward spiral one too many times, you can spiral that way… BUT at least you are trying… persistence, positivity and picking yourself back up… PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE – actually its not patience, its the art of knowing, that if you repeat a positive action day after day after day – yes its not going to show instantly but overtime, the domino effect of the positive practice will catapult you into that positive result. It is perseverance, patience and knowing whatever is chucked your way, it is the belief that if you do that small positive daily mundane task every day and it may not, actually it will not show immediately, but small repeated positive actions = large positive outcome. Look at athletes for example: they didn’t one day just decide to rock up to their sporting field, and within a couple of sessions become an olympic champion, and again what makes the difference between the best of the best and the mediocre… yes talent – but persistence overrides talent when talent wont work. Athletes look at getting the best out themselves – because our olympic gods there is a massive element of extreme talent there (Usain Bolt), the difference between the ones that maximise themselves, is the small, extremely, boring, mundane minuscule tasks, like preventative rehabilitation, stretching, recovery, nutrition, stabilisation, core strength, the hours and hours and hours and hours of accumulative mundane, simple, basic, boring stuff that no body wants to waste their time doing, is what makes the difference between success and failure for each individual in the sport field. What makes the difference in the big wider world? No difference at all. In your field – put the above into practice.
So look at where you are now? What are you doing daily to improve yourself? What small mundane tasks that you are completing daily, that no body even batters an eyelid towards that you truly believe are going to be the biggest and best triumph for you in the end? This is a note to say keep going, keep pushing, keep believing because you will make it.