You would think that after writing a freaking book about the importance of learning always, that I wouldn’t have to constantly check myself… Well, what I have to say about that, is sometimes in life there are lessons that we have to keep learning over and over again.
The reason I am writing this blog today is to remind you to keep yourself accountable to your own learning! I have been dedicated to reading for the last few months which I am very proud of. I know now that when I’m at a stagnant point in my life where I just don’t know what the next step will be, that I need to pick up a damn book. So I’ve read many actually in the last few weeks which have been amazing.
I wrote a blog last week about how I’m going to be participating in a triathlon this year and thought that I would be competent enough to create my own training schedule. Now in my defence it’s not that I wouldn’t be totally competent to do this and train hard and complete the race and feel good. The mindset shift that I have been discovering lately is that I don’t want to just “do good”. I want to do fucking great and so should you!
Life isn’t about choosing to do something, putting half effort in, and settling for finishing the job. When you have a desire, something that you really enjoy or love doing, something that you want to prove to yourself and be proud of, you don’t half ass it… (end of story).
As much as I loved making the training schedule for my triathlon and will probably use but modify, what do I actually know about training for a triathlon? (lol). I’ve never done one before, hell I don’t even know how to swim properly!
So here I am pulling my head out of my ass again and diving into a book! I talk about this concept a lot in the book I published, The Frecklefit Mindset. It’s impossible to know everything. It’s impossible to completely and totally master anything as well. There is ALWAYS room for improvement, which is an amazing concept when you think about it. This means there is always room for growth and with growth comes a sense of accomplishment, a sense of self worth, and a sense of pride in ones self!
So I bought this really awesome book called, Strength Training for Triathletes: The complete program to build triathlon power, speed, and muscular endurance. Let me say I am completely obsessed with it already, which is a good sign that I am just following my passions and desires.
This is what I have come to realize about figuring out your life piece by piece:
- Create self awareness: When you are doing certain things/tasks/jobs, ask yourself, am I enjoying this? How am I feeling right now? Do I love what I am doing?
- When you find something you love read a book about it! Increase your knowledge base on the subject, get all obsessy and let it light a fire inside you.
- Take action! Continue to do the things that fill your heart. Learn more about it and just do it:)
Hope I have encouraged you all to buy that book you’ve been thinking about or just do the damn thing you’ve been contemplating!
Now go get em!