If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ve likely heard me use the phrase, Comfort is the Enemy.
Let me expand on this.
Comfort is the Enemy….. IN TRAINING.
But, what about Life?
Should life always be a struggle?
Should life always be uncomfortable?
It depends (of course!).
Some people, like my friend Joe DeSena, find happiness when pushing and being uncomfortable.
Others, need more flow and more happiness in life.
So it depends, very much like training. HOW I train someone depends on many factors, both physically and psychologically.
I personally LOVE training hard. It cleanses my mind and soul. My wife encouraged me to take a Yoga class and I told her, my Yoga is when I put a heavy bar on my back and stretch down low. I find peace through the struggle of training.
When training athletes, I find that MANY of them struggle during tough times. So, their training needs to be tough so they can develop the grit to help them succeed in sports AND life.
The truth is, LIFE is TOUGH. If you’re not mentally prepared for the tough times of life, you will get destroyed bu the world. People are mean and the world can be ruthless. My training callouses and strengthens my mind. My business gives me the freedom to NOT be a slave to anyone or anything.
What about Comfort in Life?
I am NOT chasing struggles in my life. Instead, I am seeking what makes me happy, seeking what gives me the most free time and the ability to play. Essentially, I thought back to when I was a kid during the Summer time. The freedom of Summer time as a kid is what I seek as an adult. Hence, I build my business to give me the lifestyle of as much freedom as possible.
Here is some food for thought for you with some more resources below:
Training & Crafting Your Life is NOT for the Short Term
Pressure is a Privilege. If you don’t train to be TOUGH, then Life will Kick Your A**.
Ultimately, whether training for sports, career, etc – we must ALL be training for LIFE.
Until the next time…..
Live The Code 365,