Wednesday, February 13, 2008
All Powers Continued...
If you've been reading the blog, you know that, as of late, I've been not just talking about training. I've written about successes & failures, persistance, goals, aspirations, among other topics.
They all go hand-in-hand, and it's really hard to successfully achieve the whole picture without working with all pieces of the puzzle together. Creating that balance between pushing yourself, resting, and even allowing your mind to do some of the work for you, can be a daunting task. We get caught up in the aspects of every day life, and it's sometimes hard to remember to use your last failure to achieve your next success.
Keeping the balance between training, work, sleep, and the rest of your life, becomes one of the biggest tasks in achieving your goals. Time needs to be allotted to all of them, without skimping on one to add to another. The second something changes, you have to re-evaluate the whole picture, especially if pieces are added or taken away. It's not a set-in-stone scenario, it never can be. More importantly it shouldn't be.
If you follow the same path every day with no adjustments you're allowing yourself to start accomodating. A plateau occurs, no advances are made, and you begin to wonder what has happened to the perfect plan you created. Tweaking things here and there allows for adaptation, a key component to survival, to surviving the changes, staying away from pateaus, and to work through the various things life throws at you; such as injury, extra work, new friends, well just about anything.
It's about finding the balance to make things work for you after you've exhausted your options and not limiting yourself or your expectations because you think it'll be too hard.