25 September 2012

So I'm 30 today...

Well, well, well, I finally made it to the 3rd decade of my life. It's really weird hitting this date because I clearly remember when I was 23, I kept thinking "oh man, when I'm 30, I want to..." and going on and on....back then I didn't have the crazy habit of writing everything down so I don't remember the details of my ideas, but otherwise, I do remember I had a whole bunch of thoughts for how my life should be when I hit 30.

A couple of days ago I was randomly clicking through videos on youtube and I noticed a video I had watched quite a while ago called. I watched it again and man it pumped me the hell up!

It reminded me of the times when I was young and facing tough situations in my life, where I often doubted myself as a person. The best part about the video is when the coach said my heart, my mind will carry my body when my limbs are too weak (2:08), that gave me goosebumps as it struck a chord with me. I've had so many days I just want to crash, just lay down and throw in the towel for the day. Sure rest is important, but I've always been a firm believer that your mind can push you further than you think you can go. It's all in your head. It's always been how I see things...

Just like the video above. When the kid had his eyes blindfolded, he only knew to keep going. Sure you may argue that that's like hanging a carrot in front of a donkey, but that's what's needed during the execution phase of things.

At 30, I can proudly say things are all coming together. All the things I've learnt from reading, listening, seeing, experiencing and thinking are coming together where I realize in life, it's all about shifting your focus. You have to be your own coach, mentally pushing your body while your body has to at times blindly follow and just keep going.
It is about trusting yourself and your beliefs and knowing that all your effort is worth it. With that in mind, you shift your focus from coach, to player and keep going. At times you have to move into a cheerleader as you encourage yourself at the hard times.

Eventually..when all goes well and everything works out. You can ask yourself this: "Who am I?"

And your answer can proudly be "I am a champion."

Have a lovely day and write down those dreams. Trust me, I'd love to read my thoughts when I was 23 and daydreaming. But heck, I'm loving actually realizing and living those dreams :)

Time to sit back and soak in the lovely day.


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