• sarahdraht

You can be strong or you can be comfortable. But you can't be both.

Excellence in anything increases your potential in everything.

I stole that quote.

But it’s true. Because it raises the standard and changes the perspective. It affects every area of life in some way.

“Once you understand what excellence is all about…you see how excellence manifests itself in any discipline.”

Stole that one too

“One of the most fascinating lessons I’ve absorbed about life is that the struggle is good.”

Definitely stole that one.

Thanks Joe Rogan. We all appreciate these quotes.

The grind is good. The battles in the grind are meant to be hard. Meant to struggle, I'm meant to be constantly fighting for what I want most rather than what I feel like now.

Frequently weighing the options...

Do I want to eat healthy today so I can perform better, (or lose weight)...or I can have that cheat meal. Wake up a little earlier to get that extra project done, or sleep in. If I want to drink this weekend or be stronger for training this upcoming week, go to bed or to complete some self investment & recovery (yoga, reading, etc).

Constantly weighing the options.

The biggest frustration for me is, the results don't show themselves right away and it's so hard to stay on track. The healthy meal won't show itself right away. The yoga won't make me more flexible right away, waking up early one day for a work project won't make a difference in the amount of work projects I have to finish, can't I go to bed instead of some self-recovery time? (This is where the 1% concept has helped me a lot. Click here to read that post)

Because life is cold, and if I don't take my inches with each small decision, then the inches will be take from me, and the success with it. My success is defined as what I want. I want this because it is important to me. Every decision is one inch. Whether that inch is me grinding to my success and or goal, or having that taken from me. The control is mine through my decisions, and those decisions are rarely easy ones to make.

It's hard because it matters. Nothing worth having comes easy, we all know that. We all know nothing worth having comes easy. But it's a whole different meaning when real life shit hits the fan. Now the quote isn't so fun anymore.

The mindfuck comes from the concept that when things are hard there must be something wrong. I must be missing something. The fact of the matter is, it's a grind not because I'm weak, not because I'm incapable, not because I'm unmotivated, sometimes it's a grind because it's simply a grind. Because it matters.

I don't know if I'll ever get used to the grind, but that's the concept of the grind. Always wanting more. Always 'levelling up'.

If this is a grind, congratulations. You are doing something very very right.

You can be comfortable or you can be strong but you can’t have both.

Both come with a price and you just have to ask yourself which one you’re willing to pay.

“One of the most fascinating lessons I’ve absorbed about life is that the struggle is good.” Joe Rogan

******************************************************************************************** I had a really great talk with Jadie (our manager at the Academy), we were both talking about everything that we need to do on our project lists that are the size of large dinosaurs. We are always having honest talks about work, life, how to do things better, habits, concepts, improvement - the list goes on. He shared the main picture of this page with me and it was too good not to share. Thanks Jadie.