Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shakespeare reloaded etc.

The exercisers eternal question...

To do, or not to do – that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The stings and harrows of outrageous exertion,
Or to take arms against a sea of good intentions
And, by opposing, end them. To laze, to doze
No more!

Seriously, commitment isn't a joke. It's easy enough to commit to the simplest things in life - Bein' punctual, making that appointment, waking up with intent (where you wake up happily) and so on, but if you have trouble with that, don't write it off as "Oh! that's the way I am". It points to a dystrophy of the essential muscle called will.

Unless you can commit to the small things, you won't be able to hang on to your dreams - and trust me - Dreams take a long long time to come true. Don't expect to do pistol squats when Indian squats are hard! If you claim that the big dreams are more important, and to hell with the trivial, I question your humanity - Excellence at certain things is not an excuse for lack of fundamental good attributes.

Conversely, if you can deal with these simple things easily, it's not quite enough... you need to increase the load on your will, just like you do on your muscles. Give it bigger challenges, for bigger gains.

Eventually though, it boils down to whether you are content with yourself, and refuse to want to grow - It's a mixture of the pathetic sloth and lowering of self standards. And don't gimme any of that "I am content with myself!" crap. Animals are content, even to die on the chopping block.

Not wanting to know - That is the last frontier - The Last Frontier, Alistair MacLean


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