Fitness Journal: The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned

You have learned so many valuable lessons in life. Some are tragic, some are prosperous, and some are frivolous. But each lesson has had an impact on getting you to your best version of you today. Of all the lessons you’ve picked up along your journey, of life what is the most important thing you’ve learned?

I’m reading the book “This Is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters” by leadership expert and professional speaker Drew Dudley. In the book, he talks about how he breaks a conversation by asking people what the most important thing they’ve learned is. By doing so, people often open up and talk about their stories. As I read along, I got to thinking about this question myself, and so today, I dig in to find the answer -if I can.

The Reason for This Blog

The most magnificent reflections in my life come to me when I work out. There are all kinds of science behind why your mind opens up when you’re in beast mode. It’s the reason why many people become addicted to body movement in the first place -myself included.

Before each workout, I set an intention to learn something about my life and world. And then, I record it on this blog to encapsulate my thoughts and then share them with you.

What Was My Intention?

Writing and digging deep is hard to do when I’m feeling good. So, I must work a little harder to dig deeper. My intention for this workout is to examine what I’ve learned that’s had the most impact on me. This won’t be easy.

How Did I Feel Before?

My hamstrings are a little tight from all of the incline running I’ve been doing this week. This will be increasingly prevalent as I train my legs for #SanFranMarathon2020. Mentally, I am still strong. Life is good!

What Did I Do?

  • StairMaster: Climbed 111 flights of stairs (1 CN Tower’s worth)
  • Complete body weight circuit. Made good gains this week.

How Do I Feel After?

Quite satisfied with my progress today. I feel worked out all over, which is exactly what I wanted for my Friday. Mental state and physical being is all aligned.

What Did I Learn?

The power of change doesn’t come from an answer but from the question itself. You can have a question without an answer, but you can’t have an answer without question.

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received was in the form of a question. While I may not have had the answer, pondering the question was the journey to enlightenment. It’s that journey that has taught me such valuable lessons. The answer was merely an end.

The greatest thing I’ve ever learned in life is never to stop questioning myself and the reality that I have chosen. Aside from death, nothing is permanent, and everything is questionable.

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