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Roll With The Punches

Roll With The Punches

30 Day Blogging Challenge #30

Day thirty. Wow,  I made it without missing a single day! Want to know something funny though?  I almost couldn’t find the time to post today, LOL, but then it hit me that I can’t end like that.  Who ends like that? NOBODY.  That’s taking a huge L.  So here I am: fingers typing faster than I have ever seen them while simultaneously  shoveling chicken and roasted potatoes into my mouth.  It’s a good time, it really is.

BLOG + POTATOES + CHICKEN = IMPOSSIBLE TO BE NEGATIVE #AMIRIGHT

Here is my status right now, besides the chicken and potatoes, I have my very first marathon in Philly in 3 days, I woke up with an awful cold :/ , and my IT band is acting up.

I’m pretty nervous and a little upset but I don’t want to let that get in my way.  I’ve trained for 18 weeks, a little cold and slight irritation in my knee can’t stop me now.  Sure, I wish the cold could have come a week earlier, but it didn’t.  My knee could chill the f!ck out, but it’s not.

Sh!t happens, it does, that is life.  You have to roll with the punches.  

Most of you know, from reading my story, that the one thing I believe over everything is is that everything happens for a reason. No matter how bad something may seem in the moment, no matter how hard it may be to see the reasoning for something– I promise that it is there.

With every hurdle thrown into your path, you are presented with a choice.  Let it knock you down, or build up an extra bit of energy and hop right over it.  

Hopping over it is what I am choosing to do this Sunday.  I will run that course no matter what.  No, actually I will finish that course no matter what.  Me getting upset and frustrated  will just make it ten times harder on myself, so I choose to not do that.

You have the same choices, and I challenge you to jump.   Jump right into whatever you do.  Because when you let hesitation and ill feelings hold you back, you are missing part of the experience and opportunity.


Even though my challenge is over, I have fallen in love with the hobby of blogging, so don’t forget to keep checking back.  Especially soon for a marathon recap!

xoxox DON’T FORGET YOU MAKE YOU!

Colby

PS, 20 people have begun the 21 Day Power Up over the past few weeks, I challenge you to join them in conquering your YMY mindset.

 

 

 

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Act Without Knowing The Result

Act Without Knowing The Result

30 Day Blogging Challenge #24

I am tired of hearing I want.  To me, it’s almost as bad as I can’t.  You can tell me you want something as much as you desire, but what is the changing?  Please enlighten me, please explain to me this epidemic of wanting wanting wanting and walking through life continuing to want, being pulled by commonality and a monotonous daily routine without changing that want into have.  I am tired of hearing it.  If you want something, please realize right this very second that it is yours.   It may not be easy.  It may take time.  It may take sacrifice.  But if you want something enough to continually verbalize, or even think, about wanting it, for the sake of yourself, please take it. 

 

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We grow up completing tasks and doing things for a reason. Your boss wants you to rearrange the filing cabinets, so you do it.  Your professor wants you to read a case study, so you do it.  Your mom wants you to walk the dog, so you do it.  All our lives, we prioritize the things that have reason.  We do things of which we know the outcome.

But did you ever think of the possibility of beginning a task without knowing what the result will be? Perpetually, that scares us because we have been Pavlonian-programmed to hop on to tasks that are not open ended.  We have done just that all of our lives.

So, that is why when we say we want [something] we rarely ever work towards [that thing].  We are unsure of how to jump into a world of unknown.  We are uncomfortable not having ‘reason’ and concrete confidence.  We aren’t used to it.   We are programmed to minimize uncertainty.

But that is life.  Life is uncertainty, that is the thrill of it. There is nothing wrong with that feeling, it is just one we have to get used to.  It is one that when we do get used to, will open up endless doors into endless opportunities.

Did you ever realize that you can change your want immediately into more if you just do.  Did you ever realize that there is no time more perfect than now?

Sure, uncertainty is unsettling but it is also rewarding and thrilling, it’s healthy.  It results in mental growth, change, and personality building. 

And sure, you may fail, but one: we’ve talked about this before, and two: you may succeed beyond imagination.

Further than making your want into have, learning to do things for the mere reason of doing them is a skill to own.  Mark Manson put it perfectly:

Developing the ability to simply do things for no other reason than curiosity or interest or hell, even boredom — the ability to do things with no expectation for result or accolade or productivity or fanfare — will train you to better make these big ambiguous life decisions. It will train you to simply start on something without knowing where in the hell it’s going.

It can be scary, yes.  But it can also be one of the most rewarding talents you could ever learn.

I challenge you to do something over the next week for the mere hell of it.  

I challenge you to stop saying I want and just do.

One more time for good measure.

Don’t be afraid of the unknown, YouMakeYou!

xoxo,

Colby

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