Just had to share this post written by Amy Kubal on Robb Wolf’s site.
I been chasing goals for so long that it was good to read something like this just to snap my self out of things. Here is a small sample of some things I’ve been chasing and unable to attain, and some things that I actually achieved:
Arbitrary things I’ve been striving for:
- If only I could get my ketones consistently above 1.5 mmol
- If only I could lose the last 10 pounds
Goals that I’ve attained that I thought would make me happy.. that didn’t really.
- BJJ Blue Belt – Was happy at first. Now having it is not enough. I want to be good enough to not get my ass kicked by other blue belts and to at least give some purple belts a bit of a challenge.
- Pull ups – I can now a couple pull ups without assistance. First time in my life I’ve been able to achieve this. Still not happy. I want to be able to do 10… and then get my ass up a rope for a full rope climb
I guess the trick in life is finding a way to maintain the balance of setting goals while simultaneously not getting so wrapped up in them that you’re constantly unhappy… or constantly feel you’re not achieving things (which I am definitely guilty of). If anyone has figured out an easy way to do this, I’d love to hear it!