I woke up today to have a shard of glass that was stuck in my foot for a month taken out at a podiatrist. I booked the appointment for 8AM on Monday. There were other time slots available, but I figured that this would kick my ass out of bed earlier and hence promote a better use of the day than sleeping in an extra hour.
The thing is, on the previous day I went to a barbecue gathering and ended up coming home late. I had totally forgotten about my appointment. My alarm clock didn’t. Waking up, half-conscious I cooked myself a top-notch breakfast and went on to the clinic. I came back home knowing there was meditation, a workout, work and other tasks begging me to start. Instead, it didn’t take long that I felt like dozing off in bed for 15 minutes. I ended up taking a nap at 9AM! Then I started thinking about how I could make the best of the day amidst my progressively withering spirit.
If there is one worthwhile mental exercise that is worth trying out is to look at aspects of your life that go well and to evaluate what makes it flow. So I looked at what I did well in my boxing training, from attitude to the dispositions I took to get the results that I wanted. When I am always at the ready no matter what my mental state is.
And so, after a bit of pondering offer I picked out the elements that work well in m training. Then I try to copy them over to other facets of my life. Sometimes it’s work ethic, sometimes it’s the environment, but most of the time it is grit. Do look out for all aspects, even minor ones like the mental state you are in before you do an activity.
And with that, I believe that this is one of the gateways to fulfilling other endeavors successfully. *Off to work!*