My mind keeps pushing me to go faster and achieve more. Yet my body just couldn’t do that. It could be due to my over stressed demands in the past, my body had deteriorated and I felt tired more easily. Yes, I have hypothyroidism.
I suddenly thought of the tortoise and hare story. The tortoise with its slow speed took a longer time to complete the race whereas the hare being blessed with its fast speed could easily complete the race at its own normal speed. If the tortoise were to compare itself with the hare, it would be miserable doing the race because it knew it will never win the race with speed. In the end, it still win the race not because it has been blessed with another ability but because it didn’t give up.
If the story were to end with the hare came in first without any disruption in the midway, does it mean that the tortoise has lost the race? Yes, it lost in terms of time order. Yet, the tortoise will still ‘win’ in its own terms when it had completed the entire journey nonetheless. Who says life winners has to be defined by the number of top medals? Finisher medals count as well.
Everyone is gifted with its own ability. When the mind keeps speeding up and the body can’t cope, it’s time to listen to the body and refocus on what the body can do instead of keep pushing it on what it can’t do. Train the body up for where it fits best and train the mind down to collaborate with the body.
With the prevalence of social media and Internet, it is so easy for people to express themselves.
Complaining, giving a voice to anything and everything, becomes a normal activity to do. However, complaining for the sake of complaining, can do more harm than good.
It may seems harmless but as time goes by, the complaining voice will permeate into the inner soul slowly. This caused us to be unhappy with ourselves, our lives and things around us. Who would like a person like that?
My question is, what is your value in life? What matters most to you in life? Does the nitty gritty unpleasant things in life distort you in achieving the things that matter most to you? How would you then move towards achieving the things that you want? By complaining and listening to the complaints? I don’t think so.
Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
~ Zig Ziglar.
I have an impatient side of me like a fierce discipline master inside me. I kept pushing myself to be fast to complete and only set eyes on the goal. It’s good in a way to get me not to give up yet it had been blinding me to admire the journey.
After all, life is not about just reaching the goal. So what if you reached the goal when you don’t relax and enjoy the journey? It will just be another goal done. Yet when you enjoy the journey not pushing yourself on the speed and the outcome, you will realize the beautiful things along the way that will come in handy in future. The emotional side of you will also thank you because you are happier in the journey and you know eventually you will reach the goal and it doesn’t matter what is the end result because hey you reached your goal and you have fulfilled your self promise isn’t it?
The journey is also made
happier when you do it together with your close friends. Be discerning and be elitist – really choose the friends who are close to you for your happiness!
And remember, give yourself a praise when you completed it! You know it doesn’t come easy even though the last few moments of the journey is a happy one. Toughness, perseverance and commitment doesn’t have to be all pain with no happiness.