I guess a Friday is as good as time as any to rally.
I have been thinking about my future self a lot lately. That person that is one day from dead. Is that version of me the best possible version of me or did that version of me squander the time he had to live that best possible life?
Once that day comes there is no more to do. What’s done is done and the acceptance of that is final and necessary whether you like it or not.
I can admit that over the last 4 months I have not been taking the actions that my future self would want. In the course of a lifetime 4 months of being “off” isn’t enough time to throw anything off permanently. But it has been shaking me up anyway. I am feeling like I am setting habits and ingraining actions that are pushing my life way off its path of maximum success.
All the things that I believe will create my success over a lifetime have been neglected.
Reading? Hardly at all.
Exercise? Almost never.
Eating right? I don’t even know what that means.
Contribution to the FridayRally? I dont even remenber the last time.
How does this happen? We all experience it. Getting thrown off our groove. Why is it so hard to be consistent all the time?
I think I know what happened for me. I was lifting weights with extreme discipline. Never missed a workout and never missed a rest day for about 6 months. Then I got hit with some wicked tendonitis in my elbow. I didn’t even see it as a bad thing at first. I thought I could just take it easy for a couple of weeks and get in a good rest and be fresh again in no time.
Of course when we expect something out of life it does not work that way. I am still battling the pain 4 months later and am not back to lifting. As the time off extended way beyond what I was expecting I have noticed a decline in all my previous habits. I was forced off my keystone habit and it bulldozed everything to the point that I am worrying that I will never get back on track.
I am stressing that I am setting my life path on the most lowly and suboptimal path that I won’t achieve anything near what my future self would be happy with.
So, what to do?
One word… Rally.
Its Friday and the only way to get back on track is to just do the things that need to be done beginning with publishing this post.
Then I am going to get in a work out. I may not be able to lift weights but that doesn’t mean I can’t spend some time on the treadmill. I am going to get moving, going to do something.
Finally before I go to bed tonight I am going to read some of my half read book that has been sitting for months collecting dust.
Just take action. Rally, on a Friday