At 6'4" 240lbs and over 230+ Marathons, Ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons in six years and still going. The Mind, Science, Endurance Athletics, Bodybuilding and Ultrarunning related blog. Marathon, Ultramarathon and Ironman Triathlon race reports, training logs, training advice, thoughts on running, ultrarunning motivation and my thoughts on life as they come to me – usually while I run. And the first step for me, was to see myself as something I was not, before I ever was.
Understand that the reason why people don’t do the “right” thing, the logically correct thing, is because your “emotional state” drives your logical mind. It provides the context for what makes the most sense in the moment. And to master your behavior requires you stabilize your emotional state of mind.
Alcohol, nicotine, drugs, sugar, caffeine, poor nutrition, the influences of others, anything that disturbs the calm waters of the mind – all create emotional waves due to the mind-body connection. They create ripples of distraction.
Action will only be congruent with thought, efficiency of output will only be realized when you consistently work from an extremely stable and singularly focused emotional state.
All happiness, all success, all fulfillment, all efficiencies of energy-expenditure happen at a much deeper level when this is achieved.
Allow the ripples to distract you long enough and you find yourself out of time with nothing but regret and remorse.
Focus and calm your mind and achieve a new level of awareness.
Your religion can only take you so far. Stop looking up to the sky for a miracle. If you need a miracle – look within.
Just do one thing for me today: Take another step.