During these last few weeks, I have been plagued with injuries, a sprain in my wrist and a painful issue with my ITB (a tendon that runs down the lateral quadricep). Feeling like I couldn’t exercise (or shouldn’t) for the time being put me in a precarious position with my blog, I wanted to create content on all mediums, video, spoken word and written word. However, lacking a truly healthy lifestyle at the time I did not BELIEVE that I could create content, I was very very wrong.
However, this is not the case. I never thought I could podcast and here I am on the cusp of creating a podcast after taking the action I needed to take to get that project going, there is still a lot to be done but forcing myself to just START this project without hesitation smashed the barrier or entry and allowed me to feel like I was capable of it.
What put me in this place was being forced to adapt instead of just letting it all fall apart with my blog, I have to move towards mediums that allow me to put out content that I feel is good content and builds people’s lives up by educating myself about finances, health, self-mastery or just how to generally improve a random aspect of myself.
“We forget: In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given.” – Ryan Holiday (Obstacle is the way)
Forcing yourself to have no other option but to do what is the next step towards your vision is extremely powerful, injuring my hand with the only remedy being treatment and time forced me to use running as my outlet instead of lifting. Finally, I have gotten my training for the 2017 Auckland Half Marathon underway thanks to a little nudge from this obstacle without this I might very likely still be letting the days slip away until its time to perform. The obstacle helped me realise I am LATE for training season and I must step it up this year if I am to become the best version of myself in the timeframe available.
The message is, if you get injured, lose a job or take a fall you see as advantages I don’t want you to just say “Oh look on the bright side” I want you to think, hey my situation has changed, change should be embraced and failure will be learnt from and therefore gains are made from these mistakes, take every fall as an opportunity to change yourself and your situation for the better.
Never stay stagnant, if you stay where you are for too long and none of your goals budge then FORCE yourself to change.