When Life Really Begins
Posted on July 27, 2011
Mental retreat is what I would call it.
I have spent the past few weeks, well month almost building my new home in Santa Clara and have really had some time to sit down and think. The best part about this though, is that I didn’t have to blast it out on paper, I would just day by day go through the process while I was driving or sitting on the front lawn. There was no blog for me to fall back on. I did write occasionally, but mostly I was keeping a lot of things to myself. I learned a lot in this past 30 days. Now, its about the next 30 days. I came across a very interesting talk on Ted.com about doing anything that scares you or would challenge you, and trying it for 30 days. You can do anything for 30 days. Well, that brings me back to The Better Man project, and that brings me to my next 30 day challenge. My next 30 day challenge is to eat perfect Paleo, a diet that is basically known as the Caveman diet where you go straight green and meat. Nothing processed, no dairy, no grains etc. I have been doing Crossfit for a month now at Lifeworx and it has been changing my mentality and my body. The jeans are just falling off now, but im stronger than I ever was before. But what is more important, is the way its shaping my mind. Every single day when I go to Crossfit I work as hard as I can till I fail. And thats the beautiful thing about the sport. You are supposed to push your body to its limits. Who cares if the calluses rip off your hands or you are sore beyond belief, push yourself. So the next 30 days for me is about kick-starting my life again. I have been doing some pretty cool things lately, but I haven’t really been racing after my dreams. So, now that I know where my comfort zone is, I am able to take the step past that line and really start moving into some uncharted territory.
So along with my Paleo challenge, I will be writing here again. I really just needed the break from it. There were some pretty packed posts over the past 5 months, and now it really feels like things went from a raging ocean to a really peaceful lake. The storm has settled. And to be honest, the beast that was inside me is finally out.
Think about what you have always wanted to do and what scares you. Then, just go out and do it for 30 days. Join me, because I will be struggling through this change, but I know that this change is the best thing for me. You can only make magic happen when you constantly push yourself harder and harder. Take a stand against mediocrity, and become someone great.
The Better Man Project