You know back when I was younger,
I really didn’t believe that you needed to go through any form of suffering to get to success. And just for the record, when we talk about suffering here, it's about going through trial and tribulations regarding your goals, dreams, visions, companies, businesses, family matters, relationships of all kinds, and everything that generally is situated around you growing as an individual towards what you want in life.
But I was wrong. It's inevitable an occurrence that will happen in your life because there are just way too many factors to take place. And these can range from minor things to major ones. But at some point, you will come across an issue when it comes to making your dream become a reality. This isn’t to wish bad on anyone, it's just a known fact that you will come across bumps in the road in pursuit of any sort of happiness as a person who wants to be happy can and deserves to be happy and have their dreams fulfilled.... if they envision it and act on it.
But iv found that when something appears to come in some form of suffering it generally leads me a step closer to success for my own personal gain. Why? Because inevitably you are fixing or coming closer to a conclusion of a problem you are currently dealing with or have been dealing with for some time. And this can be also the case for life situations as well but for the sake of this blog well keep it to what we're discussing.
One example for myself is what led me to what I do for my career. Being a health coach but more specifically, weightlifting and such. When I started out, I only worked out 3 days a week and although I did like working out then, I was a lot younger and got distracted easier as I wasn’t as mature. But even so, I stayed to a routine the best I could, and eventually, it led me to build the physique I have today, 15 or so years later.
A lot of people underestimate how long it can take to not just build a muscular physique but the time and discipline it requires as well. People want too much instantaneity today and if they don’t get it within a perceived time limit that they deem is appropriate then they stop and give up and complain that it won’t work out for them.
But the amount of suffering I put my body through and continue to put my body through has not just led me to build the physique I want but taught me discipline and fortitude and allowed me to take that practice into my everyday life and business. He taught me that through repeated action of consistent progressive overload the results eventually come through.
Even the repeated actions of getting up early every day to start my morning routine didn’t always sit well with me. I enjoy the fact that there is no one up in the morning and that I get to start m work early, but I didn’t like waking up early at all. But I know that doing so will get me ahead and I have grown to enjoy it now. I enjoy waking up in the early morning to either train my clients or start my day with my affirmations, depending on the day itself. It sets me up for the right mindset for the rest of the day. At first, when I started doing these years ago I didn’t enjoy it nor did I realize how much of a positive impact it would have on my life in the future but at the time I did know it would benefit in certain aspects.
Another parable I like to refer to this topic is the old story of the ant and the grasshopper. It shows how acting on your thoughts for work at first will benefit you later.
“One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants was bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.
"What!" cried the Ants in surprise, "haven't you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?"
"I didn't have time to store up any food," whined the Grasshopper; "I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone."
The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.
"Making music, were you?" they cried. "Very well; now dance!" And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.”
little, small sufferings like these to even grander ones cause you to build your character. You most likely won’t enjoy doing these things every day but they need to be done to build yourself to attain the habits you need to get the results you want. There is no other way around it. And it must be done day in and day out. As people who do these every day are always rewarded.
So, I would suggest taking the road you don’t want to take because it would almost always get you on a path to where you want to be. Wanting to have or be something and thinking you deserve it are two different things. And you surely can have it but you need to put in the time to deserve it. And once you start acting and doing the things you might not necessarily want to do to get the results you want you will probably come to realize it wasn’t so bad as you were making it out to be in the first place.
Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and through schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which is why consulting your physician would be recommended.
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