Earlier this week, I shared a selection of training videos that I recently found on an old zip drive. Ironically, I accidentally stumbled upon the footage. At the same time, I found a lot of past videos that, it seemed to me, I lost. Looking nostalgically for old clips, most of which were shot 10-15 years ago. Time has literally flown by. However, although most of my training remains unchanged, there is one important difference that needs to be discussed.
Old school compilation
First, take a look at the collection. You will see free weights, bodyweight exercises and many high-tech home tools. From this point of view, little has changed. I still use most of the same equipment and do many of the same exercises.
Perhaps the biggest change in my training was learning take a trip rather than get hung up on your destination. When I was younger, I was constantly looking for new personal records and exploits. Whatever I do, I always wanted more. Any joy that I experienced from success was short-lived, as I immediately turned to a new challenge. My competitiveness made me constantly want more.
Now that I am older and wiser, I have learned to let learning take care of itself. I don’t need to get hung up on my destination, as I am sure that my hard work will direct me in the right direction. In other words, I usually ended up in the same place anyway. Thus, I try to enjoy the journey as much as possible. I do not beat myself if I miss the lift or cannot do as many repetitions as I wanted. Instead, I calm down, knowing that I have done everything possible, and I believe that my sequence will ultimately lead me to where I need to go.
The ability to take a trip does not mean that I have lost my competitiveness. It also does not mean that I no longer challenge myself. I still try my best and I always strive for improvement. I hope this never changes. I just learned to enjoy the process a bit more, without worrying about where it will take me and how long it will take to get there.
I also learned to be happy with what I have already achieved. This does not mean that I do not want anymore. I simply do not allow my search for new goals to take away what I have already achieved. When I was younger, I did not know how to balance them. Fortunately, time and experience taught me valuable lessons.
Thus, it took me a long time to realize that I can enjoy the journey without getting hung up on my destination. I can still work as hard as I always have, without putting much pressure on myself to achieve the goals that I set for myself. As I continue to grow, I have learned to believe that my work will eventually lead me there.
Relieving myself does not mean that I am less likely to improve. On the contrary, I just matured and realize that life flies by unnoticed. As a result, it only makes sense for us all to enjoy our individual travels as much as we can.
“Success is a journey, not a destination. To do this is often more important than the result. ” – Arthur Ash