How hard is that shit to remember? This crossed my mind the other day during a workout – about midway through I thought, “feckkkkkkkk I am sick and tired of this right now”. Immediately after that thought, my mind went a thousand different directions and that’s when I remembered – duh, that’s the whole point. You’ll never gain strength by continuing to lift the same weight, you’ll never run a marathon by never pushing yourself beyond a few miles…you get the idea.
The whole thing is really quite obvious and it applies to many facets of life. Now, you might be thinking, ‘hey! no shit, Rach’ …but you’d be lying if you told me this is something you remember during a period of personal (or professional/emotional) growth, loss of a relationship/friendship, injury, etc…
Most of us have a tendency to sit there and wonder ‘wahhh why me? why now?’ …and that is when I hope you say – ohhh this is what she meant. This (shitty) moment has a purpose … this is designed to make me think, to break me, to make me feel vulnerable, to bring up the big questions, to transform me in to a better version of myself.
And look, it’s not easy in those moments of shit to go even deeper to remind yourself – oh yeah, this sucks but it’s cool because I’m learning. No. No.
Frankly I don’t know who you would have to be for that to come naturally. That is work, hard work. Awesome, right? Right. Not really. It’s not easy my friend…but at least now you know, you’re not alone in all of this.