I read a Nerd Fitness article and there is good stuff.
We all searching inspirations and sometimes we found them with videos or in biographies.
The world’s chess champion Josh Waitzkin says in his book « The Art of Learning » :
« Growth comes at the point of resistance. We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities ».
Training shouln’t be boring
The moste of people do training by constraint, somthing boring :
Run on treadmill ou sit down at a weight machine
Suffering by doing exercices during 20-60 minutes
Repeat it again
Everybody had this experience. Day after day, do same exercices, because we believe that with this way we will have results.
Training shouldn’t be a constraint. We shouln’t see it like a constraint but rather like a way to challenge our limits.
Each training should be exciting
You must exploit this excitation in you training to reach results you want.
Step forward to get out of your comfort zone, get out of securitiy zone, out of your known limits of your life for an unknown adventure maybe dangerous. In all movies you watch, the hero get out of his comfort zone to become better and that’s what makes the movie exciting. You can have the same scenario in your life.
Where are the gate keepers of your life ?
Is it the weights that you have never lifted for a deadlift ?
Is it the mountain hike you would like to do but you have never tried ?
Is it travel outside of your country or continent and test your preconceived notions about other cultures ?
Is it to learn a new instrument or make new friends or attending an event ?
Security and the « know » transform us in zombies !
Take the control of your life and avoid the « good enough » syndrome. To do the bare minimum has never evolved anything.
It’s true, stay in your comfort zone means be safe but your growth depend on what you do outside of the line.
Celebrate each victories and appreciates the feeling of joy that you have each time that you have succeeded in a challenge.
It’s not to cross the finish line. We haven’t yet found the finish line then profit of the life’s journey and love the life’s game.
Growth happens at our limits, wherever they may lie. It’s how much we can become comfortable with being uncomfortable that will determine just how much we can grow.
To paraphrases Professor Barnhardt in the movie « The Day The Earth Stood Still » : At the precipice we change !
Which thing did you do to get out of your comfort zone ?
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