In golf, player has time to think. …And we all know what happens when we have time to think.
I was going to go on a hike the other day and wanted to try somewhere new
So I opened a hiking app and started looking for somwhere to go
After sifting through loads I started looking at the parking situation for these hikes
Anyway long story short I over thought the parking situation and ended up not going
When we think as Steven Pressfield points out in the game of golf it can cause us to buckle under the pressure of our own mind
Sometimes we have to just act without thinking
However that being said I did go for a hike yesterday without thinking drove and hour and half to get there and there was no parking other than a car park that only took cash so I had to drive all the way home as I had none on me
So sometimes its okey to think a little and plan ahead but the end result is we must act
Life isn’t fair
An lesson early on in my adulthood that life wasn’t fair was when I was at a fitness conference
A practical lecture on kettlebell movement was over filled so we had to move to some other part of the arena to fit everyone in
Obviously we had to move the kettlebells too
Everyone scrambled to get the lightest ones and all I remember was there been a couple left I look up and this big dude picks up the light one about 8kg
And then there was me a scrawny 18 year old left with the 25kg one
The big dude looks at me and the kettlebell as if he was going to swap then sort of shrugs his shoulders and walks off
Anything I could do about it no
Sometimes in life your just going to have to carry heavy shit
Because at the end of the day everyones looking out for themselves and they wont carry your burdens
Getting Stuck is Normal But Winners Grow Anyway
We all get stuck
Some of us choose to stay stuck
And I say choose because getting stuck is a choice
Its excuses over action
Rather than looking for a way around
When you decide you dont want to be stuck rather than just saying you dont want to be stuck then you can grow
And that problem becomes a possibility
How many time have you put this off?
Procrastination the curse that just keeps on taking.
Time and time again we are granted with opportunities to accomplish tasks yet we keep giving those opportunities away.
Time and time again and ironically we end up with less and less time…
I started a course a year ago and it expires today,
Guess who’s spending their evening trying to complete it… Me.
Even after a year of lockdowns and countless lazy days…
Think of your many years of procrastination; how the gods have repeatedly granted you further periods of grace, of which you have taken no advantage. It is time now to realise the nature of the universe to which you belong, and of that controlling Power whose offspring you are; and to understand that your time has a limit set to it. Use it, then, to advance your enlightenment; or it will be gone, and never in your power again
– Marcus Aurelius
I am that somebody who can make a difference
I am that somebody who is responsible for my life
I am that somebody…
I am that somebody who will let others dictate what I do
I am that somebody who relies on others for my happiness
I am that somebody who will hope for the best and do nothing…
At the end of the day, we decide the type of somebody we can be.
We can decide that we are responsible for our health, for our wealth, for the shape of our relationships, how much we let others control us…
Or we can be that somebody who will pass the blame on to others because nothings our fault, Someone else is responsible for our health, wealth, happiness etc…
Who are you…
That is up for you to decide…
But also if you don’t like who you are, change is always an option…
Be that somebody.