Two stories that somehow found a connection
I have been experiencing back pain persistently for 3 weeks now.
Because of which I haven’t been to the gym these past 3 weeks
And I have been missing it
Missing it – because that’s where I feel I prepared most for life, from a mental strength perspective
That’s where I get a lot of my life lessons
“No matter how much the pain, don’t close your eyes”
“Always look ahead, never down”
“To lose fat, pick lighter weights and do more reps. To build strength, pick heavier weights and do less reps”
“How you look at yourself in the mirror is how the world looks at you”
But every now and then you lose track of the important life lessons
To heal the pain, I went to a chiropractor yesterday. It was a great session.
Towards the end he made the remark “you look like he kinds who wants to prove that anything is possible. But do remember – whatever you do, make sure your body lasts for another 40-50 years”
It’s not about the goal for today. Even tomorrow.
It’s the process you adopt, that sets you up for life
Reminds me of a powerful anecdote
Two people – training super hard at the gym – get talking to each other
“What are you preparing for?”
“Oh the marathon. Next month. What are you preparing for?”