Since I broke my leg I’ve seen some glimpses of discipline in myself I wasn’t fully aware existed.I have to do exercises four times a day. I need to go to physio twice a week for an hour each time.
I know for some this isn’t all that intense, but for me it is a fairly big commitment.One I have pretty much zero trouble maintaining.
I really want to be better, as soon as possible.Honestly if it took exercises every waking hour, and physio every day for a two hour appointment – I would do it.
……….I really want to get better…………..This got me contemplating…..
Desire and life.I think that the more we want something the easier it is to put the work in to achieve that goal.
So…. Then why on a normal daily basis some of the work, schedules and routines we are engaged in seem hard if not impossible to maintain????Is it because we lose sight of the goal or because we don’t really desire the goal all that much in the first place??
Life is never this black and white so I suppose it’s a mixture of both. The trick is determining what is at play in each specific area.The work you put into your kids and marriage are working toward pretty universally desired goals – to raise good, productive and loving kids and to have a strong, solid, happy marriage. I think most people really want these goals….
With such long term goals it’s easy to get lost in the everyday and lose sight of the end desired outcome. So the trick would be to shift your perspective – what am I working toward? How badly do I want to achieve that???Then sometimes I think in life we get wrapped up achieving things we don’t really, really want. Not everyone really, really wants to be a size two, or vacation in Mexico every year, drive the nicest cars, or have the positions at work with the greatest status.
Not everyone wants a super clean house, pinterest quality crafts on the walls, homemade bread and veggie gardens.
This is okay.The trick is – just like before to ask what am I accomplishing by do this? Do I really want to accomplish that??? If not than why am I working toward it?
Inevitably I circle around to yet another question – is it really this simple? Does desire really create some level of ease??? Or does that have nothing to do with it???And yet another question - is it unrealistic and selfish to think a person can only spend time pursuing the stuff they really, really want????
So many questions….. so few answers!!!!Any wisdom out there for me?????