Do you know how often we miss something amazing happening in our life, because we are too busy planning, and then walking on the outlined path. Often times what we want, couldn’t be found in the middle of the road; it doesn’t stand out. Often times we pass by it, because we do not let our life happen, and we are trying to force it to move through a particular route.
For the past two weeks I do not train. Not because I am lazy, but because of a doctor’s mistake I needed to have surgery on my foot. I will skip commenting doctors and I will just note, how something that was supposed to get better in a couple days, first went worse and then I needed another surgery. So, this doesn’t allow me to do everything as I used to.
I said, that I stopped training, but this doesn’t mean that I stopped moving. It is great when you can do a handstand. You can do handstand push- ups and challenge yourself, even though you can’t really load your foot. You can do a bunch of core exercises, push- ups on your knees and pull- ups.
Besides that you can look on exercise, movement and life from a different perspective.
I was alone in the gym. I was thinking how I had the inner drive to do so many things ( when it comes to exercise), yet the circumstances didn’t allow me. Still, I do not feel disappointed, discouraged or desperate.
I was doing push- ups on my knees, when I started thinking how the person who trains, or actually the person who moves is something like entrepreneur. Actually, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I consider every one of us is an entrepreneur of his own life. You know how entrepreneurs have that inner spark, a flame which is never distinguished! A flame which motivated them and drives them to reach self- accomplishment, to reach triumphs, even after they’ve fallen down. The inner motivation, that doesn’t come from the superficial desires of the ego, but from the inner conviction, that we are born to be something more than just creatures walking on Earth, who don’t let their life unfold beyond the well- known path.
Entrepreneurs are people, who make plans, but then they are not afraid to go outside the lines. They plan, but they are always alert and ready to react depending on the circumstances. Because life happens NOW. Everything that we plan today, is gonna be different tomorrow. Everything we’ve planned yesterday is just a snapshot of our past state of mind, desires and circumstances. Still, every day offers us a palette of challenges and if we are not flexible enough, if we are not entrepreneurs in our own life, but just executives of a strict plan, then we dig deeper into dissatisfaction.
I was training and I thought that the only way to always be in optimal shape is if you become an entrepreneur of your own body. This means that you shouldn’t be afraid to try – try different combinations of macronutrients, different proportions, different number of meals, different distribution of meals; to try different exercises, training methods, recovery methods.
When you become an entrepreneur of your own body, then you get the instruments to fulfill your potential.
Entrepreneurs are ready for everything. Nothing that takes place in the world out of them, couldn’t destroy the world within them. The outer circumstances are just the occasion, for an entrepreneur, to mobilize his abilities and in moments when others struggle, entrepreneurs show mastery.
I was doing push- ups and I was thinking how now I get the opportunity to explore movement from a different angle, from a different perspective- to understand how the body functions in these conditions- how much food it needs, what type of movement it allows and how I can feed my motivation, when life doesn’t go on the straight, asphalt- paved road, but instead, decides to make a turn and head on the muddy road. Well, I’ve always loved muddy roads! They always lead to the most beautiful places.
If you want to be in shape, be entrepreneurs of your own body.
Try different things and do not get desperate is something doesn’t work out. Every lack of success is just an accumulation of information about what works – and the more we know what and why it doesn’t work, the closer we are to understanding what works.
And don’t forget it! Entrepreneurs ( the successful once), never attach their identity to what they do. They can fail in one thing and then without fear and doubt, start something else. They have realized that not what they do makes them worthy, but what they are makes their deeds worthy!
Be entrepreneurs of your own life and risk, try and succeed. Life is about gathering experience and memories, not about gathering information and standing on the sidelines, with the illusionary feeling of security.